When Mary Thompson of Damascus bought a Cold Hard Cash ticket from the Virginia Lottery, she hoped she could win $500.
Don’t we all.
No such luck. Actually, she did better than that.
She scratched the ticket and won the game’s top prize of $100,000 instead.
People were all jumping up and down and hugging me, she told Lottery officials as she claimed her prize. I couldn’t say anything.
Thompson, who works as a certified nurse’s assistant, said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.