Woman buys lottery ticket her friend rejected, wins $100,000

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Feb. 12, 2016)-- A Virginia woman won $100,000 when she purchased a lottery ticket her friend rejected.

Lucille Harrelson and some of her friends went to a Wawa to buy some scratch-offs. One of her friends started to buy the ticket but changed her mind and purchased a different ticket, according to WTKR.

Harrelson bought the winning scratch-off ticket and took it back to her office. She scratched off the ticket, but did not believe it was a winner until workers at the Virginia Lottery’s Hampton Roads Customer Service Center confirmed it was worth $100,000.

She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

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