Virginia man wins $500K lottery after walking into a store to buy cigars
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A man in Virginia just wanted cigars but ended up winning big in the lottery.
Sherod Hawkins, of Palmyra, Virginia, won $500,000 playing the Virginia Lottery’s Payday Bonus scratcher ticket game, according to a Virginia Lottery press release.
Hawkins was in a local store to buy cigars, he told lottery officials.
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"I looked up and saw that ticket," Hawkins said in a statement. "I said, ‘Okay, let’s go ahead and get it.’"