Virginia Player Wishes for $500 Win, Gets $100,000 Instead

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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.

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