DUBLIN, Va.—A Galax man had a ride to work that he'll never forget recently.
John Delp won $100,000 on a Spades Scratcher ticket after he bought the ticket on his way to work.
Delp bought the ticket at the Express Stop on Cleburne Boulevard in Dublin.
Here is the news release from the Virginia Lottery:
John Delp of Galax was driving to work when he stopped in Dublin and bought a Winning in Spades Scratcher ticket from the Virginia Lottery.
With that ticket, he won the game’s top prize of $100,000. The only trouble was that he didn’t want to have that ticket burning a hole in his pocket while he spent the day at work.
“I had my wife come and pick up the ticket,” he later told Lottery officials. “I was afraid I’d lose it.”
He bought the winning ticket at Express Stop, 4418 Cleburne Boulevard in Dublin.
Winning in Spades is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 up to $100,000. Mr. Delp claimed the third of six top prizes in the game, which means three top-prize tickets are unclaimed.
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