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Virginia woman's thirst leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot

Virginia woman's thirst leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
A Virginia woman said her desire for an energy drink after cleaning out her car led to her winning a $500,000 lottery jackpot. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman said her desire for an energy drink after cleaning out her car led to her winning a $500,000 lottery jackpot.

Stephanie Blanco of Virginia Beach told Virginia Lottery officials she finished cleaning out her car after a trip to the beach and decided to reward herself with an energy drink.

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Blanco visited the 7-Eleven store in Virginia Beach to purchase her beverage and a 100X The Money scratch-off lottery ticket.

The ticket turned out to be a $500,000 top prize winner.

Blanco said she plans to use her winnings to buy a house and take care of her family.

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