A lottery ticket purchased at a Danville Food Lion wins Chatham couple $300K

Southside Virginia News

(Image courtesy of the Virginia Lottery).

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A couple from Pittsylvania County found themselves with a big win, courtesy of a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket!

According to lottery officials, Edward and Tammy Taylor were both sitting in their car while Tammy scratched a Mega Crossword ticket.

“He looked over and saw all the numbers. I told him to mind his own business.”

Tammy Taylor

By the time she was finished scratching the ticket, she found that she won $300,000.

The ticket was purchased by Edward while buying groceries at the Food Lion at 4048 Franklin Turnpike in Danville, the Virginia Lottery says.

The Mega Crossword scratcher is one of dozens of tickets available from the Virginia Lottery, featuring prizes ranging from $10 up to the top prize of $300,000.

Lottery officials say that the odds of winning the top prize in this game are one in 734,400.

The Taylors’ win is just the first top prize claimed in the Mega Crossword game, which means there are two more jackpots that remain unclaimed.

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