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US Man Goes Out To Buy Groceries, Returns Home As Rs 4 Crore Jackpot Winner

Overwhelmed by the win, Russell immediately began planning his expenditures, prioritizing a long-awaited vacation and then managing other expenses.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | May 22, 2024 00:10 IST
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Lottery while grocery shopping
Lottery while grocery shopping

In today’s world, many dream of becoming wealthy to make their lives easier, and buying lottery tickets, despite the slim chances of winning, is a common pursuit. Occasionally, luck smiles upon someone, drastically altering their life. Such was the case for a truck driver from Virginia, USA. According to a report, Russell Gomes, a resident of South Boston, Virginia, experienced a life-changing moment when he bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at a grocery store. He had initially gone there to pick up some groceries for dinner, but ended up returning as a millionaire.

Russell Gomes, a resident of South Boston, Virginia, visited a grocery store to buy groceries when he noticed various scratch-off lottery tickets and decided to try his luck by purchasing one. After finishing his shopping, he scratched the Virginia Lottery’s Magnificent 7s ticket in the parking lot. He was stunned to discover that he had won around $500,000 (approximately Rs 4 crore). Russell expressed disbelief at first but described it as a great feeling.

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Russell was shocked upon seeing the amount he had won. He immediately began planning how to spend the money, eager to fulfill many of his aspirations. He mentioned that he had never won such a large sum before and that his first priority would be to take a long-awaited vacation, followed by organizing his other expenses.

The Virginia Lottery’s Magnificent 7s scratcher game, which Gomes participated in, offers prizes ranging from $20 to $500,000. People from across the country participate in this game to test their luck.

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First published on: May 22, 2024 12:10 AM IST

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