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Chesapeake, Newport News residents win big on Virginia Lottery scratchers

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Posted at 12:17 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 12:17:14-04

Wailon Jordan

NORFOLK, Va. – Two Hampton Roads residents recently won big prizes in Virginia Lottery scratcher games!

Wailon Jordan of Chesapeake recently picked up the $177,777 top prize in the lottery’s Sizzling Hot 7’s game. But Wailon is no stranger to lottery winnings! In October of 2016, he won the $1 million prize with a $1,000,000 Bankroll ticket!

Both tickets were bought at the same store – Mini Mart on Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake, from the same cashier!

Jordan says he may buy a motorcycle with his new winnings.

Meanwhile Kathryn Minkoff of Newport News is also enjoying her new wealth! She went to the 7-Eleven at 12330 Warwick Boulevard to buy a Buy Gulp and walked out with a winning Power 5’s ticket!

Kathryn Minkoff

At first, the Newport News woman thought she’d won $5.

“Then I saw another 5, and another 5, and more 5s,” she said.

Before long, she realized she’d won the game’s top prize of $555,555.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.  “I was overwhelmed.”

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017