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Local college student wins $226K by playing Virginia Lottery online

Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 10:25:07-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A local college student hit the jackpot and won big by playing the Virginia Lottery online!

It was late at night, and Alexis Borrero said she couldn’t sleep, so she decided to go online and play a Virginia Lottery game to relax.

She decided to play VIP Ultra.

“I saw how big the jackpot was, and I had a feeling,” she later told Lottery officials.

Her instincts were right and she ended up winning the Crown Jewel Jackpot, worth $226,351.

“It was an amazing feeling!” she said. “It’s a feeling I’ve never had before!”

Borrero works as a bartender and is a full-time student studying criminal justice. She said she is going to pay bills with her winnings and invest the rest.