HAYES, Va. – A Gloucester County man is $300,000 richer after winning the top prize on a Virginia Lottery scratcher game!
Richard Hogge bought the $16,000,000 Cash Payout scratcher for $5 at the 7-Eleven at 3046 George Washington Highway in Hayes after stopping by on his way home for a cup of coffee.
After scratching the ticket, he thought he had a big winner but wasn’t sure.
“I thought I was seeing it wrong,” he said.
Hogge showed his ticket to the cashier who had just sold it to him. She took one look and said “Honey, you just won $300,000!”
Hogge is the first player to claim the game’s $300,000 top prize. Three more remain unclaimed.
He says he has no immediate plans for the winnings, except to take care of his family.