HENRICO, Va. (WTVR) — David Diggs and Rosalyn Radden, the recent winners of a four-million dollar prize, worked together to invite fate’s blessing.
She bought the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza scratcher ticket; he scratched it; and when they realized it was a big winner, they high-fived.
The winning ticket was bought at Martin’s, 2250 John Rolfe Parkway, in Henrico. Ms. Radden had decided a few weeks earlier that she would buy one ticket in that game each week.
The fourth week brought the big payout.
Mr. Diggs said he scratched the ticket, and said, “I think I have something.” He asked his wife to get her glasses so she could double-check. Sure enough, he scratched a top winner. There are only three other top prizes out there, unclaimed.
In addition, three $1 million second-prize tickets remain unclaimed.
On April 16 the couple returned to the store to receive their prize. They had a choice of taking the full $4 million prize over 30 years, or a one-time cash option of $2,724,000. They chose the cash option.
$100 Million Cash Extravaganza features prizes ranging from $20 up to $4 million. As the name suggests, the game began with a total of $100 million in prizes available. We generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.
Virginia Lottery Officials said the games generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $486.5 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2013.