RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — While waiting for his mother at a Food Lion in Richmond, Herbert Scruggs thought to buy a Virginia Lottery scratch-off. Once he got home, Scruggs scratched the Winning Hand ticket and handed it to his mother.
“She got all excited,” Scruggs told lottery officials. “She said I won!”
Scruggs won $200,000, the top prize that comes with the Winning Hand ticket. The Virginia Lottery said this is the second top prize that was claimed, meaning that two additional $200,000 prizes remain unclaimed.
The odds of winning the $200K is 1 in 1,040,400, according to the lottery. Scruggs said that he has no immediate plans after winning.
“It feels sort of surreal,” the Richmond man said. “It still hasn’t hit me yet.”