Manassas woman wins $1 million prize from Virginia Lottery in Millionaire Maker game

by | Aug 30, 2020 | Government

From The Virginia Lottery:

Kelly Coyne was on a winning streak. The Manassas woman had played a Scratcher game and won $30. So she used part of the winnings to buy another ticket, and this time won $50. That’s when she decided to buy a third ticket: Millionaire Maker from the Virginia Lottery.

When she scratched that ticket, she discovered she’d won the $1 million top prize.

“I showed it to the store owner,” she told Lottery officials. “He said, ‘Congratulations, Kelly. Now put it away and go home!’”

She bought her winning ticket at Manassas Mall Exxon, located at 8289 Sudley Road in Manassas.

She had the choice of taking the full $1 million in annual payments over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $601,684 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Ms. Coyne said she intends to use her winnings to take care of her family.

Millionaire Maker (game #2023) features prizes ranging from $30 to $1,000,000. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 244,800, while the odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.78. This is the eighth top prize claimed in the Millionaire Maker game, which means two more remain unclaimed.

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