James Mason dropped in to the One Stop Market at 1023 Main Street in Altavista to redeem a couple of winning Virginia Lottery tickets. He used his winnings to buy a Supreme Riches ticket, which he scratched while he was still in the store.

Turns out, the ticket was a $2 million winner.

“I was a little dazed and shocked,” he later told Lottery officials. “It feels pretty amazing.”

Supreme Riches (game #2151) is one of dozens of scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $20 to $2,000,000. This is the first top prize claimed, which means two more remain unclaimed in this game. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,428,000. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.65.

Mr. Mason, who works in construction, had the choice of taking the full $2 million prize in annual payments over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $1,250,000 before taxes. He chose the cash option.

He’s not the only winner. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. The winning ticket was bought in Campbell County, which received nearly $6.8 million in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. In Fiscal Year 2022, the Lottery raised more than $779 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget.

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