When Eugene Bowen scratched a Jewel 7’s Scratcher ticket from the Virginia Lottery, he thought he’d won $100.
“I felt good about that,” he said.
But the Duffield man soon discovered he was wrong. He hadn’t won $100. He’d won $100,000.
Bowen bought the winning ticket at Black Diamond Get It Market, 450 Duff-Patt Highway in Duffield.
Jewel 7’s (game #1431) is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. Tickets can be Diamond White, like the one Bowen bought, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green or Ruby Red.
The retiree said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.
The Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.4 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $538.6 million for Virginia’s public schools in fiscal year 2014.