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Chester woman accidentally loses winning lottery ticket worth $100,000

Maria Pollard, wins Virginia Lottery ticket worth $100,000
Maria Pollard, wins Virginia Lottery ticket worth $100,000(Virginia Lottery)
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 3:53 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - A Chester woman threw away her lottery tickets thinking she didn’t win only to find out later that she was wrong.

Maria Pollard bought a few lottery tickets at a Walmart and after thinking she didn’t win, she threw them away. The sales associate retrieved the tickets out of the trash to check and realized that one of the tickets was a winner.

Pollard took her ticket to the Virginia Lottery Office and found out it was worth $100,000.

The ticket was a Money Maker Crossword 5X whose prizes range from 5 to 100,000 dollars.

According to Virginia Lottery, the chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,224,000!

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