Two lucky Newport News men recently won major Virginia Lottery prizes.
Darryl Chapman wasn’t expecting to win when he selected his Virginia Lottery ticket numbers at random at the Roy’s Quick and Serve in Hampton, February 22.
The Newport News DJ told the Virginia Lottery he was speechless after winning the $100,000 lottery by matching all five numbers in the Cash 5 game.
Chapman says he played it cool for a little while and “once I got by myself, I jumped up and down and screamed.”
According to the Virginia Lottery, Chapman has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.
The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256, the Virginia Lottery said in a release.
As for the second winner, well, he went to the Wawa on Jefferson Ave. in Newport News for lunch and won $250,000.
The Newport News man bought a Money Mania ticket from the Virginia Lottery and tucked it in his pocket. Once Dandy Ibas sat down to eat lunch, he scratched the ticket and realized he won the game’s top prize!
Ibas told the Virginia Lottery “I couldn’t even eat my lunch after that.”
Dandy is the third person to claim the game’s top prize, which means seven more remain unclaimed.
He said he plans to save his winnings for his children’s college.
The $250,000 Money Mania game is a scratch-off that features prizes ranging from $20 to $250,000. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 367,200.