The Virginia Lottery is glad to bring out the story of another winner of a huge prize from one of the games powered by the VA Lottery. The lottery officials are really excited for the winner and wish her all the very best of luck for her future life.
As always, the VA Lottery is proud of providing people the opportunities to try their luck in lottery games and win huge prizes. The VA Lottery has been around since the late 20th century and has provided a platform for millions of people to win prizes.
This time, the VA Lottery has brought forth the story of a lucky woman named Donna Thornton. Donna is a resident of Halifax, Virginia and she decided to go for the Powerball game that changed her life forever.
The player is among one of the luckiest as she was able to claim her prize before it expired. The lottery officials had the opportunity to talk to Donna Thornton when she visited the lottery office to claim her prize.
Donna Thornton informed the lottery officials that she has been playing lottery games through Virginia Lottery for a very long time. One of her most favorite lottery game is the Powerball game powered by the Virginia Lottery.
Donna stated that she is now retired but she used to play the lottery games even before she had retired. It started off as a one-time thing for her when she bought it with some of her friends. Before she could realize it, she was off to the store every week buying tickets for the Powerball lottery.
Even after getting retired, she still plays the lottery game as this is the only part that now makes her remember her life before retirement. The player informed that it was not her who went and bought the particular ticket.
For this ticket, she was not in the mood to go to the shop so asked her son to visit the store and buy the Powerball ticket for her. The player informed that she always plays with her desired numbers so she gave the numbers to her son.
Her son visited the same Station Food Mart at 4761 Old Stage Highway in Smithfield that she visits and bought the ticket she wanted. To her surprise, this was the ticket that she had always played for as it won her huge prize money.
The draw for the particular game was held on August 19, 2020, and the lucky numbers drawn were 13-23-47-55-58 with the Powerball number 23. The player was lucky enough to match all five numbers except for the Powerball number. This led to her winning $1,000,000 but she had also added a $1 Power Play option to the ticket that doubled her win and she bagged $2,000,000.
The store has also received a $10,000 incentive bonus for selling the ticket.
As for Donna, she stated that she plans on helping her family with the money she has earned from the lottery game.