Hayes resident wins lottery … again

- Posted on Jan 08, 2020 - 07:02 PM

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As a beer distributor, John May spends a lot of time in convenience stores for his work. He likes to play the lottery at the various stores he visits. That’s how the Hayes resident won $1 million with a Virginia Lottery scratcher ticket in June 2018.

Now he’s won big again.

May bought a 100X The Money ticket at J & G Food Mart, located at 1502 27th Street in Newport News, took the ticket out to his vehicle to scratch, and discovered he’d won the $500,000 prize, according to a release from the Virginia Lottery.

“I said, ‘Man, I think I just hit something good,’” he recalled as he claimed his prize late last month.

100X The Money features prizes ranging from $30 to a $7 million top prize. The $500,000 prize that May won is the second prize. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 2,611,200. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.77 million.