VA—A White Stone man who
describes himself as a “sometimes” lottery player hit it big in a Virginia
Lottery game, winning the $1 million top prize.
William Rowe of Lancaster
County bought the winning
“20X the Money” Virginia Lottery ticket at the Buoy Food & Deli at 500 Rappahannock Drive.
His family and friends did not believe that he had won, initially.
“No one believed me at first,” he told Virginia Lottery
officials. “Not even my mom.”
Rowe chose the cash option for his prize, taking home
$766,500 before taxes. Buoy Food & Deli will receive a $10,000 bonus for
selling him the winning ticket.
A bartender by trade, Rowe says he hopes to invest his
winnings, and wants to buy a new car.
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