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Virginia woman stops at store for a soda, wins $100,000 lottery prize

Janet Bain stopped at a convenience store to buy a soda and ended up winning $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery
Janet Bain stopped at a convenience store to buy a soda and ended up winning $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman stopped at a convenience store to buy a soda and ended up winning $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Janet Bain of Cumberland told Virginia Lottery officials she stopped at the Hampden Sydney Exxon on Farmville Road in Farmville to buy a beverage and ended up buying three scratch-off lottery tickets along with her soda.

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One of the tickets, a Wild Tens game, turned out to be a $100,000 winner.

"I was in shock and awe," Bain recalled. "I thought I wasn't seeing it correctly!"

Bain said she has big plans for her winnings.

"It's going to be a great Christmas," she said.

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