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Virginia man wins $3M lottery jackpot three years after his brother won $1M

Danny Mudd won a $3 million prize from a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket just three years after his brother, Terry, won a $1 million jackpot. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery
Danny Mudd won a $3 million prize from a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket just three years after his brother, Terry, won a $1 million jackpot. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A Virginia man found lottery luck runs in his family when he scored a $3 million jackpot three years after his brother collected a $1 million prize.

Danny Mudd of Sterling told Virginia Lottery officials he bought a 50X the Money scratch-off ticket from the Sheetz store on Windmill Parc Drive in Sterling and was in disbelief when he saw he had won the $3 million prize.

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"I couldn't believe it," Mudd recalled. "I was like, 'No, this can't be!'"

Mudd said his win was made all the more unbelievable by the fact that his brother, Terry, won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket in 2019.

The winner said he is still mulling over plans for his windfall.

"It hasn't sunk in yet," he said. "I'm just smiling!"

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