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Williamsburg woman receives nearly $180,000 from lottery ticket bought in JCC

Jenna Dattilio won $177,777 on a scratch ticket she bought at a James City County 7-Eleven store. (WYDaily/Courtesy Virginia Lottery)
Jenna Dattilio won $177,777 on a scratch ticket she bought at a James City County 7-Eleven store. (WYDaily/Courtesy Virginia Lottery)

A Williamsburg woman has won nearly $180,000 after buying a scratch ticket from a James City County 7-Eleven earlier this month.

Jenna Dattilio, a local bookkeeper, won $177,777 while playing the state lottery’s scratch game, “7,” the Virginia lottery said in a news release Wednesday.

When Dattilio scratched the winning numbers and won the top prize, her initial reaction was disbelief.

“There’s no way,” she said, according to the news release. “I didn’t believe it.”

Dattilio said she has no immediate plan for her newfound money.

The winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven store at 5534 Centerville Road in James City County, the release said.

Dattilio claimed the fourth and final top prize from “7,” meaning the game is now closed.

The chances of winning a top prize through the game were 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize were 1 in 4.19.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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