Norfolk woman wins $250,000 playing Virginia Lottery

Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 16:43:51-05

Alezia Louison

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk woman won $225,000 after she bought a scratch off ticket from the Virginia Lottery.

Alezia Louison of Norfolk bought and scratched a WIN A SPIN ticket from the Virginia Lottery on Friday, and it looked like she had won the top prize which is a chance to spin the Big Wheel for a prize ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.

She had to wait until Tuesday to check with the Lottery to find out if her ticket was legit. The Virginia Lottery eventually confirmed that she had won the big prize!

She spun the Big Wheel on January 30 at Virginia Lottery headquarters in Richmond and won $225,000.

“I was nervous,” she said shortly after her spin.

Louison was the fifth player to spin the Big Wheel. That means there are three as-yet-unclaimed tickets that offer a shot at the Big Wheel.

She bought her winning ticket at the Rite Aid on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach. The chances of winning a spin on the Big Wheel in this game are 1 in 918,000. The chances of winning any prize are 1 in 3.89.

She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings except to pay bills.