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'I'm in shock still': Another Newport News woman wins big in Virginia Lottery

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 19:26:30-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Another woman in Newport News was shocked to find out she had won big in the Virginia Lottery.

Carlis Hart thought the $150,000 Cash Chaser ticket in her hand was a top prize winner, but she wasn’t entirely sure. So, she took a photo of her ticket and sent it to one of her friends.

Her friend confirmed what Hart had already knew: The ticket was indeed a big winner.

“I was in shock. I couldn’t sleep!” Hart told Virginia Lottery officials as she claimed her prize. “I’m in shock still!”

She bought her winning ticket at the Food Lion at 15435 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

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The $150,000 Cash Chaser game is one of dozens of Scratchers offered by the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $150,000. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 1,305,600, while the odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.29.

This is the first top prize claimed in this game, which means two more are unclaimed.

Hart said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.