A Wythe County man working in Culpeper got really lucky on a recent workday.
Dylan Hale, of Max Meadows, won $292,234 playing Virginia Lottery’s Print n’ Play Rolling Jackpot game.
He purchased the ticket at the 7-Eleven Exxon station at 11113 James Monroe Highway (Route 29) after finishing his work for the day as part of a powerline crew.
Hale purchased the $10 ticket, meaning he was eligible to win the game’s top prize. After winning, he sat in his car, yelling and honking his horn, according to a news release from Virginia Lottery.
“It’s life-changing!” he said as he claimed his prize on Thursday.
Hale said he had no immediate plans for his winnings.
Print ‘n Play Rolling Jackpot is a Virginia-only instant-win game that has a starting jackpot of $50,000. The jackpot increases with each ticket sold until the jackpot is won. The game has three price points: $2, $5 and $10. The $2 ticket can win 20% of the jackpot, the $5 ticket can win 50% of the jackpot, and the $10 ticket can win 100% of the jackpot.
For each price point, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 240,000.
The Virginia Lottery is good fun for a great cause. Hale’s native Wythe County, in southwest Virginia, received more than $2.5 million in Lottery funds for K-12 public education in Fiscal Year 2019, according to the news release.