Prince William County, Virginia (WRIC) – A woman in Prince William County won last Valentine’s Day after her husband bought her a scratcher for $ 10 million.
Maria Chicago, a home-based mom from Haymarket, won the last grand prize in the game Extreme Millions.
Chicas ’husband bought a ticket a few days before Valentine’s Day at the In & Out Mart in Manas. When he scratched the card and realized it was a winner, he called his wife. Chikas told lottery officials that she thought her husband was lying when he told her the news.
“I thought he was joking!” The release said she informed lottery officials when confirming the winning ticket.
Chicago had a choice: take a full $ 10 million over 30 years or a one-time option of $ 6,570,302 without taxes. She chose the monetary option.
Since it was the last available grand prize in the Extreme Millions, the Virginia lottery said the game was closing because their policy stopped scratching games after the last main prize was won.