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Ridgeway man wins $1 million after taxes from Virginia Lottery



RIDGEWAY – Douglas Hanks is Henry County's newest millionaire.


When Douglas Hanks showed his Bank a Million ticket to the store clerk, the Ridgeway man heard the words many people would love to hear: “I think you won it!”


The clerk was talking about a ticket for the April 29 drawing that won the game’s top prize of $1 million after taxes.


The ticket had been purchased at People’s Save Station on Greensboro Road, but was still unclaimed.


So when Hanks came in with a pocketful of tickets and asked the clerk for help checking them, the clerk was on the lookout for that winning ticket.


After scanning the ticket, the clerk confirmed to Hanks: “You won it!”


The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

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