Virginia woman digs $110K winning lottery ticket out of trash
DILLWYN, Va. - It got messy for a Virginia woman who had to dig through the trash to find a winning lottery ticket that was worth $110,000.
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The Virginia Lottery says back in February, Mary Elliot found she’d matched all five winning numbers in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game.
The problem was that the lucky ticket had been tossed out with the trash.
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Mary dug through the garbage and retrieved the ticket only to find it was covered in coffee stains and the barcode wouldn’t scan.
Mary Elliot / The Virginia Lottery
Luckily for Mary, she was able to claim her winnings after officials at the Virginia Lottery’s Prize Zone West were able to confirm the win.
"When I saw I’d won, I couldn’t stop shaking to save my life!" she said.
Mary's luck was much better than the person who bought a ticket worth $10 million at a Rockville gas station in September of last year – but never claimed it!