Richmond man follows girlfriend’s advice, scores $1 million

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Woodrow Green said he does not usually play Mega Millions. But when his girlfriend told him he should, he went ahead and bought a ticket for the February 21 drawing. Taking her advice turned out to be a million-dollar decision.

A week after the drawing, the Richmond man took his ticket to the Virginia Lottery’s Prize Zone because he thought it might have won a nice prize – maybe even $1,000.

But he was wrong. The ticket wasn’t a $1,000 winner. He had matched the first five numbers to win $1 million.

“We had no idea it would be this kind of money,” Green said. “I never thought this would happen. I had no idea!”

The winning ticket was bought at Beulah BP Mart in Chesterfield County.

He received his prize on March 4, from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers were 23-29-32-45-46 and the Mega Ball number was 15. He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to select the numbers on his ticket at random. Had he matched that final number, he would have won a Mega Millions jackpot estimated at $172 million.

Mr. Green, who works as an auto detailer, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

“It feels great,” he said. “I’m still trying to comprehend what just happened.”

According to the Virginia Lottery, lottery sales generated more than $486.5 million for Virginia’s public schools in 2013.

21 comments

      • Kathryn Leighton

        You people seem to only care what people do with their money if they earned it.

        “Raar!! he should use that money to feed the homeless or pay teachers more instead of buying a boat!!”

        So Donald Trump should be able to spend his money however he wants right? That I completely agree with. The koch brothers, T. Boone Pickens and the rest. It’s their money right?? That’s an American idea

      • kitty

        You people?…..woman shut up…you sound stupid…its only a million dollars which will be taxed…. And if he owes any other money like medical….jugdements ….that will be deducted too…do some work and stop judging people and making a plan for someone else’s money…. Geez!

  • Kathryn Leighton

    Aww, I hit a soft spot with “kitty”. You people referred to liberals. I guess proving her wrong doesn’t shut her up. Too bad…

  • Kathryn Leighton

    Back to my point though. Have you ever seen the Chappelle show “reparations” sketch? I could see an 18-wheeler full of cigarettes in the future here. lol

  • Kathryn Leighton

    You two watch too much tv. I’m not racist, I’m just funny. Also, I’m black. My gut tells me that you two are white people trying to defend something you know nothing about. Am I right? There are people like you on every web page.

    • kitty

      Apparently you do….and your not funny not even a little bit…so dont quit your day job…you do sound racist….and I’m black too….so go do something besides bug me

  • Kathryn Leighton

    From an upper middle class family, but get offended talking about the poor. Even worse, being one race and constantly defending another. We don’t need you two. Get a real hobby.

  • kitty

    Do u know me?!….no…OK…. Or did you get your period?…..#younonfactor…keep it moving….u sound lonely and sad…

  • Kathryn Leighton

    Kitty, If my knowledge is intimidating you so much, why not just go to another article? I’m obviously scaring you with my education and sense of humor.

  • Davidivus Colon

    Helloy Kitty and Kathryn, in the immortal words of the late and great Rodney King: can’t we all just get along?

  • Hurricane Tongue

    I’m happy for Woodrow Green. Hey, he got really lucky and seems like a cool dude. I hope it happens to me because whoever says money isn’t everything is just clueless!!! lol

  • athynz

    Just ignore Kathryn – she likes trolling. I’m glad the guy won! As for what he does with his cash – that’s HIS business.

  • andrew

    Well to the racist up here u need to stop complaining about what he going do with his money. It is his money to buy what he wants. I am white and u sound racist as hell people like u make us look bad and u know u would buy a house and car yourself if u won stop hating be happy that someone from va finally won something from mega millions

  • kitty

    Thought I was the only that see she is not wrapped tight in the mind..take his money and give it to teacher’s and homeless this girl…smdh

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