HENRY COUNTY – For nearly a month, Matilda Mullins had a ticket worth $100,000 in her possession and didn’t even know it.
The Henry County woman played the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, but didn’t immediately check the winning numbers.
Finally, after almost a month after the November 7 night drawing, she looked up the numbers and discovered she’d won the game’s top prize.
“Of course, I went into shock immediately,” Mullins said as she claimed her prize.
She bought her winning ticket at the Fas Mart at 1015 Fairystone Park in Bassett.
Mullins, who works with children as a school bus aide, said the winnings will come in handy for Christmas shopping.
She lives in Henry County, which received more than $7.4 million in Lottery funds for K-12 public education in Fiscal Year 2019, according to Virginia Lottery.