Sterling man gives wife $1M lottery ticket in ‘retirement’ envelope

A Sterling couple is celebrating after scratching one of the $1 million top prizes in the $30 Million Cash Out game from the Virginia  Lottery.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,162,800, according to lottery officials.

After purchasing the ticket at the Food Lion at Briarcroft Plaza, Terry Mudd handed the ticket to his wife in an envelope marked “Terry + Madonna’s retirement.”

The couple decided to take the $657,030 cash option. They don’t plan to retire just yet, but they recently bought an RV and plan to travel across the nation.

This is the third top prize claimed, with one more unclaimed in the game.

The $30 Million Cash Out game features prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000,000. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.48.

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So, the BIG question is: Did he scratch-off before placing it in the envelope? I didn't think so.

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