'One more ticket' turns lucky man into instant millionaire

'One More Ticket' Turns Virginia Man Into Instant Millionaire
A man from Virginia hit the jackpot last week when he won $1 million dollars in the Virginia Lottery.

Robert Amos won the jackpot playing the lottery's 'All About the Benjamins' game. He said he won $10 with two tickets and then used the winnings from those two tickets to buy the million dollar ticket.

Amos took the cash option which is more than $500,000 before taxes.

Speaking of his win Amos said: "It takes your breath away." Adding: "Something inside me said this is going to be the one, the third time was a charm."

'All About the Benjamins' is a scratchcard games which offers prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000,0000 and Mr Amos was lucky enough to hit the top prize when he tried his hand.

Robert Amos is just the fifth person to win $1,000,000 from the game.

Last week one lucky player on in the UK Lottery managed to scoop a jackpot of more than £6 million.

Not only that, but as many as 60 people matched five of the numbers and took home winnings of £1,698.

Meanwhile a great grandmother from Nottinghamshire has dedicated her recent £100,000 scratchcard win to her faithful pet dog, Alfie.

Pauline Dunne was out walking her dog when she decided to invest in a scratchcard only to realise she had won the jackpot when she returned home.

She has since said she will be treating her three children and seven grandchildren, not to mention Alfie of course!

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'One more ticket' turns lucky man into instant millionaire

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire scooped 161 million in the EuroMillions draw after several rollovers in 2011. They are the biggest British lottery winners in history.

Adrian Bayford, who won an astonishing £148m on the Euromillions with his wife Gillian, had to shut up the music shop he owns, because people targeted it with requests for money.
One British ticket won  £113,019,926 in October 2010 but decided not to go public.
Car mechanic and racing driver Neil Trotter scooped a staggering £107.9 million jackpot on the Euromillions lottery in March 2014.
Dave and Angela Dawes won £101 million on the EuroMillions in 2011. It was only the third time the couple, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, had played the lottery. The couple are said to have since split up.
The sum was won in May 2010 but the winner kept their identity a secret.
One lucky British ticket-holder picked up a £81million EuroMillions rollover but remained anonymous.

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock from Cirencester bagged a £56 million jackpot back in February 2011. On winning the jackpot, Page said: 'I'd already checked my National Lottery account and had seen I'd won £55 on Lotto when I decided to buy two Lucky Dips for the big EuroMillions jackpot on Friday.'

One lucky winner won shy of 50 million but chose to remain anonymous.

Les and Sam Scadding from Newport, South Wales, and a syndicate of seven Liverpudlian call-centre workers shared a staggering £91 million in November 2009. Les, an unemployed mechanic, was £68 overdrawn on the day he bought his ticket, while the Liverpool syndicate only started playing EuroMillions together four months before their win.

Carrington, 22, from Stapleford in Nottingham, banked £45 million after matching all five numbers and two Lucky Stars in a EuroMillions draw in February 2012. The Iceland supervisor said she planned to marry painter fiancee Matt Topham, 22, following the Lucky Dip win.

Husband and wife Gareth and Catherine Bull have fairly modest spending plans despite their £40.6 million jackpot win in January. Speaking about what she planned to do now that she was rich, Catherine explained that she intended to use part of their winnings to replace the carpet on her upstairs landing...

Angela Kelly became one of the biggest lottery winners in UK history back in 2007, after scooping a £35 million EuroMillions jackpot. This is estimated to earn £5,000 a day in interest alone, meaning she's unlikely to ever be short of cash.

In June 2009, 74-year-old Brian Caswell got the surprise of his life when he took his lottery ticket to his local newsagent and discovered he'd won almost £25 million.

Belfast housewife Iris Jeffrey, 58, was the lucky holder of the record 20.1 million rollover lottery winning ticket back in 2004.

Jeffrey, 58, a cancer sufferer, only realised three weeks after the draw took place that she had won the  jackpot after organisers Camelot pleaded for the person holding the prize ticket to come forward and claim the prize.

Stephen Smith and his wife Ida from Hemel Hempstead, Herts, won nearly 19 million in the National Lottery. Mr Smith said he would give up his winnings if he could have his health and the chance to live a longer life with his wife.

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