Willie Lovely, Jr. of Chesapeake stopped by the 7-Eleven store on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk during his lunch break. He bought a couple of Virginia Lottery scratchers, not knowing he was about to be a big winner.
Lovely won the top prize from the Virginia Lottery’s “Blazing Hot 7s” ticket, $777,777. His chances of winning the top prize were one in 734,400.
According to a press release from the Virginia Lottery, Lovely said he does not have immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills. He did, however, take his fiancée out for a nice dinner after he found out he was a winner.