When does bad coffee lead to a winning lottery ticket?
Ask Thomas Whittle of Spotsylvania, Virginia.
It seems he went for a cup of joe at his usual location, but it didn’t taste very good.
That was grounds for him to drive to a different location.
His search took him to a gas station-convenience stop in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Along with the coffee, he bought four Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets.
When he scratched the tickets, he discovered that with one of them, a Serious Folding Money ticket, he had won $100,000.
I was dumbfounded! he said.
I nearly fell out of the car!
He then put the ticket in the safest place at hand: the trunk of his car.
We salute Whittle, a 26-year Army veteran who now works in education.
He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.