Tamika Pittman, a Virginia Beach woman who works as a tutor, learned about beginner’s luck in a wonderful way. She won the $1 million top prize on the Virginia Lottery Scratcher game, the first time she bought a ticket.
She opted to receive $653,000 (before taxes) in a single lump sum payment. Sav-A-Ton, the store which sold the ticket, received a $10,o00 bonus.
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