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.

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