A Virginia man won $4 million off the “$100 Million Cash Extravaganza” Virginia lottery ticket after forgetting about the ticket for a month.
Jeff Kretzer is undoubtedly very happy he checked his drawer in January 2018. The Chesterfield, Virginia, man had bought a Virginia scratch-off lottery ticket and placed it in his drawer for safe-keeping. He then forgot about the ticket and just happened to stumble upon it a month later.
When he scratched the ticket he first thought he won $4,000. He told the news media that his first reaction was, “Oh, $4,000, this is going to be nice.” Well, it got even better for him after he scratched off the rest of the ticket.
Turns out he really won $4 million! This is the top cash prize for this lottery ticket. Kretzer is the third person to claim the top prize. There is still one $4 million ticket out there waiting to be claimed (Read: check your drawers, car consoles, wallets, etc. for any scratch tickets you’ve bought!).
Prizes for the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza range from $20 to $4 million, with a $1 million second prize and a $100,000 third prize.
The ticket was bought at MACS Retail, LLC, 7041 Commons Plaza in Chesterfield, which got a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Another Virginia man also won a $4 million prize when he bought a Virginia lottery ticket in March 2018. He bought the ticket against his wife’s wishes, but it’s unlikely she stayed mad at him after he won big.
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