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Release from the Virginia Lottery:
Barry Drumheller of Hopewell was down to his last drop of gasoline. He was driving home from Roanoke with one eye on the gas gauge. So he stopped at Timber Ridge Pit Stop in Lexington to fill up. While he was there he decided to buy a Right on the Money Scratcher ticket from the Virginia Lottery. That ticket won the game's $2.5 million top prize.
Mr. Drumheller didn't sleep much that night, so he was at Virginia Lottery headquarters first thing in the morning to validate the ticket. He had a choice of taking the full $2.5 million over 25 years or a one-time cash option of $1,437,500 before taxes. He chose the cash option.
He is not the only winner. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
"This is not going to change who I am," Mr. Drumheller said as he claimed his prize. "I'm not going to quit my job. I'm going to take care of my family."
Right on the Money is one of the Virginia Lottery's newest games. It features prizes ranging from $20 up to $2.5 million. Mr. Drumheller is the first player to claim the top prize in Right on the Money, which means five top-prize tickets remain unclaimed.
The Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.2 million per day for Virginia's K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery raised more than $430.2 million for Virginia's public schools in fiscal year 2010. That represents about 8 percent of state funding for public education in Virginia. For more information, visit www.valottery.com. Follow the Virginia Lottery on Facebook and Twitter. Please play responsibly.