VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia Beach man recently won big on a $178,311 lottery ticket.
Ken McConnell was doing some remodeling work on his home and went to a store to look at some flooring. When he finished, he went to the Food Lion next door and got a ticket from the Virginia Lottery.
That ticket turned out to be a $178,311 winner.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!” McConnell told Lottery officials.
Print ‘n Play Rolling Jackpot is a Virginia-only, instant-win game that has a starting jackpot of $50,000. The jackpot increases with each ticket sold until the jackpot is won. According to Virginia Lottery, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 240,000.
Mr. McConnell said his winnings will go to pay bills, and of course, pay for the remodeling project. He bought the ticket at the Food Lion at 3770 Virginia Beach Boulevard.