An Alexandria man is the newest winner to come forward in the Virginia Lottery’s $1,000,000 Cash Blast game.
Lottery officials say Jeffrey Jones came forward with the winning ticket and had the choice of taking $1 million over 25 years or $628,000 all at once. Jones, who works as a truck driver, chose the $628,000 one-time cash option.
Jones told Virginia Lottery officials he couldn't believe that he had won, and sat staring at his ticket for a long time.
The ticket was purchased at the C-Store located off of Richmond Highway in Alexandria, said Virginia Lottery. The store received $10,000 from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials say Jones is the second player to claim the top prize in the $1,000,000 Cash Blast, and six other tickets are yet to be claimed.