How would you like to get something big, really big, instead of candy in your Christmas stocking?
Well, Williamsburg resident Harriet Harris found a Virginia Lottery scratcher ticket in her Christmas stocking placed there by her nephew.
The Super 5s ticket turned out to be a winner – as in $500,000, the top prize.
“He put them in everyone’s stockings,” she said. “Mine was the lucky one.”
The odds of winning the top prize in Super 5s were 1 in 652,800, while the odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.38.
The winning ticket was bought at I-64 Pit Stop in Lightfoot. The store received a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket, according to Virginia Lottery officials.
“This is a wonderful, wonderful happening,” Harris said as she claimed the prize a few weeks after Christmas. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Virginia Lottery officials said Harris is the third and final top prize winner in the Super 5s game. It’s the Virginia Lottery’s policy to end scratcher games after the last top prize ticket is claimed.
The Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.7 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.
For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page.