Seek for aspirin ends with Virginia girl profitable lottery

A foul headache is being credited with profitable one Virginia girl a six-figure prize within the Virginia Lottery.

Dakota McNeill of Hampton says the ache was so intense, she known as in sick for work and headed for the Newport Information Meals Mart for a bottle of Tylenol, in keeping with a March 24 information launch. Newport Information is simply west of Hampton on the Virginia coast.

Whereas on the retailer, McNeill spent an additional $5on a 10X the Cash lottery ticket, officers stated.

The scratch-off recreation has prizes starting from $5 to $100,000. Nevertheless, odds of a prime prize are a sobering 1 in 2,366,400.

Dakota McNeill of Hampton, Virginia, went to the shop for aspirin and ended up profitable $100,000 within the state lottery. Virginia Lottery photograph

McNeill didn’t say whether or not she took the Tylenol, then checked her numbers or vice versa. Both manner, all of the scratching ended together with her matching the numbers essential to win $100,000, lottery officers stated.

“I checked out it,” McNeill stated within the launch. “I switched my glasses. My knees obtained wobbly.”

Lottery officers surmised “it could be the most effective headache Dakota McNeill ever had.”

Particulars of how she intends to spend her cash weren’t launched.

McNeill is the primary individual to win $100,000 within the recreation, which launched with a complete of three prime prizes, officers stated. The opposite two stay unclaimed.

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Mark Value has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, protecting beats together with colleges, crime, immigration, LGBTQ points, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the College of Memphis with majors in journalism and artwork historical past, and a minor in geology.

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