All of us hope that 2021 will turn out to be a better year. But for Steve Foster, it certainly started out that way.
It was New Year’s Day, and the Gloucester resident was talking with a friend about the Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle winning numbers that had been announced earlier in the day. Both of them had tickets, and they were checking the winning numbers.
When Foster read his ticket numbers to his friend, the friend told him he had a big winner.
“Don’t mess with me!” Foster told him.
But it was no joke. His ticket—with the number 272453—was one of six $100,000 winners drawn.
“It feels like it’s not really happening to me,” he told Virginia Lottery officials as he claimed his prize.
He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 7077 George Washington Memorial Highway, south of Gloucester Court House.
Four tickets won $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. They were bought in Farmville, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach a...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.