Richard and Janet Dalby won the winning $4 million ticket at Taylor’s Market in Stafford. Photo courtesy of Virginia Lottery.

Stafford Couple Wins $4 Million in Virginia Lottery

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Government

Richard and Janet Dalby of Stafford won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $4 Million Mega Multiplier Scratcher game.

The Virginia Lottery presented the Dalby’s their money on May 30.  They had a choice of taking the full $4 million prize over 30 years, but chose the one-time cash option of $2,149,572.

Mr. Dalby bought the winning ticket at Taylor’s Market, 3306 Jeff Davis Hwy, in Stafford.

“He showed it [the ticket] to the store owner, who instructed him to immediately sign the back,” the Virginia Lottery said.  “The owner wouldn’t let Mr. Dalby leave the store until he stopped shaking.”

The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The couple plans to pay off their mortgage and then go out to dinner, the Virginia Lottery said.

The $4 Million Mega Multiplier features prizes ranging from $20 to $4 million. “This is the first top-prize ticket claimed in this game, which means three $4 million tickets remain unclaimed,” the Virginia Lottery said.  In addition, three $1 million second-prize tickets remain unclaimed.
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