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IS IT A LUCKY STORE?
October 24, 2015
Some people might think the Express Mart at 203 South Main Street in Woodstock is a lucky store.
Back in December, a Maurertown woman scratched to win the $2.5 million top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Casino Cashgame.
 
Now there’s been another big winner at the same store!Richard Miller of Woodstock won $500,000 in the $5,000,000 Cash Blowout game.
 
Mr. Miller said he had a difficult time convincing himself, and later his family members, that he really had a winning ticket.
 
The retiree said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, except to pay bills. He said he doesn’t intend to let the big win change him.
 
“My life is fun right now just the way it is,” he said as he claimed his prize. “I enjoy my life!”
 
$5,000,000 Cash Blowout features prizes ranging from $20 up to $5 million. The $500,000 prize that Mr. Miller won is actually the second prize. He is the first $500,000 winner to claim, which means three $500,000 tickets remain unclaimed. The chances of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,836,000. The chances of winning any prize are 1 in 2.66.
 
The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket, as it did with the previous big win.
 
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