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Caroline County man wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

cjohnson WEBWhen Carl Johnson scratched his $100,000 Crossword ticket, he thought he’d won $100. But he was wrong. The Woodford man actually won the $100,000 top prize.

He bought the winning ticket at Lafayette Gulf on Lafayette Boulevard in Fredericksburg.

Since he discovered he’d won on a Friday night, he had to wait until the following Monday to hand in his ticket and claim his prize.

“I’ve been on pins and needles,” he said as he received his check from the Virginia Lottery.

He claimed the fifth and final top prize in $100,000 Crossword, which means the game is closed. It is the Virginia Lottery’s policy to close Scratcher games as soon as the final top prize is claimed.

Johnson, who is manager of a car dealership, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

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