Hanover woman claims old $250,000 winning lottery ticket - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Hanover woman claims old $250,000 winning lottery ticket

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Mechanicsville woman is $250,000 richer, after finally realizing that she had been hanging on to a winning lottery ticket for six months.

Lydia Burke was watching the news yesterday when she heard a story about an unclaimed ticket that was about to expire that was bought at the 7-11 on Staples Mill Road.

She shops there often, so she decided to check her ticket just in case -- and now has a big check and a much heavier pocket book.

"We can get some things paid off and then we can invest some and take a vacation. Alright, okay," said Burke.

She told NBC12 that she's been playing the Virginia Lottery for 15 years, but this is the first time she's ever won anything.

Watch NBC12 today at 5:30 to see her reaction and comments.

(c) 2009. WWBT, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Amherst County Sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop

    Amherst County Sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop

    Saturday, September 23 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-23 20:15:10 GMT
    File photo (Source: RNN)File photo (Source: RNN)
    An Amherst County Sheriff's deputy is recovering, after being shot in the head during a traffic stop Friday night. That's according to WSLS, our sister station in Roanoke. Officials say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday, at the Monroe Post Office. The Amherst County Sheriff's Office says the passenger in the vehicle showed a handgun, and shot one of the deputy's in the head. Officials say another deputy then shot the suspect. The deputy was treated, and released fr...More >>
    An Amherst County Sheriff's deputy is recovering, after being shot in the head during a traffic stop Friday night. That's according to WSLS, our sister station in Roanoke. Officials say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday, at the Monroe Post Office. The Amherst County Sheriff's Office says the passenger in the vehicle showed a handgun, and shot one of the deputy's in the head. Officials say another deputy then shot the suspect. The deputy was treated, and released fr...More >>
  • Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:51:20 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-09-23 19:01:37 GMT

    A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

    More >>

    A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

    More >>
  • Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:16:26 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:38:13 GMT
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.More >>
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.More >>
Powered by Frankly