An Arlington man got lucky and scored a $1 million prize from the Virginia Lottery’s New Year’s drawing.
Khalid Ahmed is one of three winners of the lottery’s top prize across the state, according to a press release.
He told lottery officials that “something nudged him” to buy a ticket, the release said. Ahmed discovered he won after checking the numbers on his phone a few hours after the drawing.
Ahmed bought the ticket from the Shell gas station at 4060 S. Four Mile Run Drive. The Douglas Park-area store will also receive $10,000 from the lottery system for selling the winning ticket.
People in Chantilly and Richmond bought the other two $1 million tickets. Five additional tickets won $100,000 each.
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