A Virginia man who thought he'd won $600 playing a scratch-off game found out he'd actually won $1 million.
Jose Flores Velasquez turned his 20X the Money scratch-off ticket to Virginia Lottery officials last Tuesday (September 6) and was told the incredible news.
"He had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $759,878 before taxes," lottery officials said via Yahoo.com. "He chose the cash option. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket."
Velasquez said he may start a business with his prize money from the winning ticket, which he purchased at a grocery store.
Nationally, the Mega Millions and Powerball will offer combined jackpots of an estimated $424 million this week.
Monday's (September 12) Powerball jackpot is an estimated $193 million ($105.3 million cash value) after no one matched all six numbers during Saturday's (September 10) $186 million drawing.
Tuesday's (September 13) Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $231 million ($125.8 million cash value) after no one matched all six numbers during Friday's (September 9) $210 million drawing.