April Fools Prize is No Joke; it’s a $500,000 Win

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Dorothy Hughes is no stranger to April Fool’s jokes.

That probably explains why,when she realized she’d won $500,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Millionaire Mania game,her initial reaction was,This is not an April Fool’s joke!

The Dumfries, Virginia woman bought her winning ticket in Dumfries.

I had no idea I was going to win with that ticket, Hughes said as she claimed her prize.

I thought something was wrong. I couldn’t believe it.

In Millionaire Mania,$500,000 is actually the second prize. The game’s top prize is $2 million.

Hughes,who runs a daycare business,said she hopes to buy a house with her winnings.

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