The Virginia Lottery is bringing the story of Tammie McNealy to the front page despite the player winning the prize back in January of 2021. The lottery officials are extremely thrilled and happy that the winner of the prize finally showed up and claimed the prize.
The VA Lottery executives have confirmed that Tammie McNealy is among the luckiest from Prince George as she was able to bag a large prize of $100,000.
Tammie McNealy had purchased a ticket for the Powerball Lottery game and had hoped it would turn out to be her lucky charm. The ticket she had purchased was going to determine her fate on January 13, 2021.
To her surprise, McNealy did emerge as the winner of a $100,000 prize money. All she managed to do in order to win the prize was match first 4 out of 5 lucky numbers from her ticket as well as the Powerball number.
The lucky numbers that were picked randomly on January 13, 2021, for the particular draw were 25-49-4-23-19 and the bonus ball taken out was 14.
The lottery officials have also shared the name/address of the store that sold the $100,000 Powerball prize-winning ticket. The name of the store is Wawa and it is located at 907 Colonial Corner Drive, Hopewell.
When the lottery officials got the opportunity to talk to Tammie McNealy, she laid out the entire story behind her win. McNealy stated that she has been a huge fan of the VA Lottery for a really long, long time. Ever since she started playing lottery games, she never won a single dime but she never lost hope.
As per her, she had hoped that one day she will win something big and with every single game she played, that feeling kept growing bigger.
Although she had hoped of winning big, but she had not expected to win something so big at the end of the day. The player informed the officials that she always manually picked the numbers for the lottery games she played.
However, this time she was in a hurry as she had to be home as she was expecting something to be delivered at the house. Therefore, in a hurry, for the first time, she didn’t go for the manual pick and let the computer choose the numbers for her through Quick Pick.
To her biggest shock, it was the computer that eventually ended up winning her a huge prize that she managed to double because she had added an extra dollar to avail the Power Play option.
Initially, the player had won $50,000 from the lottery prize, but adding an extra dollar for the Power Play ended up doubling the prize money for her.