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Virginia Beach woman wins $3 million on scratch ticket on her way to work

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Posted at 8:08 PM, Apr 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-16 20:08:53-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – One Virginia Beach woman had the surprise of a lifetime when she won $3 million dollars on a scratch ticket while she was on her way to work.

Patty McCune stopped by 7-Eleven  on 4904 Haygood Road before she went in to work. She bought a Silver Spectacular ticket, went out to her car to scratch it and returned with the winning ticket in her hand.

“I just started shaking,” she said. “I called my mom and she thought I was joking.”

She went back to the store the next day to get her check from the Virginia Lottery.

She was given the choice to either take the full $3 Million over 30 years or a one-time cash option. She took the cash option and received $1,612,179 before taxes.

After she won the top prize, she actually went in to work!