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Virginia Beach woman wins $250,000 from lottery scratcher

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Oct 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-22 14:00:19-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – She is one lucky lady.

Jennifer Capwill won $250,000 this past week in the Virginia Lottery’s Big Winning Numbers game.

It was a Friday evening when she scratched the ticket and realized it was a winner. That led to a long weekend waiting for the Lottery customer service center to open so she could
redeem her ticket, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever wanted Monday morning to come quickly!” she said as she claimed her prize.

The Virginia Beach woman bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 920 Level Green Boulevard in Virginia Beach as she was on her way home from work.

Big Winning Numbers (game #1489) is one of dozens of Scratcher games offered by the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 all the way to $250,000. Capwill is the first top prize winner in the game, which means four top prize tickets remain unclaimed.