FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WRIC) — A Falls Church man who stopped for gas on Arlington Boulevard decided to pick up a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket — which yielded an exciting surprise.
According to Virginia Lottery’s website, Jose Rolando Gramajo Rodas had stopped for gas at the 7-Eleven on the 7200 block of Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church when he decided to buy a 50X the Money scratcher.
When Rodas began to scratch the ticket, he thought he had won $20,000 and got excited. Further scratching revealed that the prize was actually $200,000.
“I couldn’t believe it!” said Rodas.
The 50X the Money scratcher has prizes ranging from $20 to $3 million. According to Virginia Lottery, the chances of winning $3 million top prize are one in 1,836,000.