Sumerduck woman wins $1M

Tyshae Younger, of Sumerduck, won $1 million in a Virginia Lottery contest.

A Sumerduck woman is $1 million richer after winning the top prize last week in the $30 Million Cash Out ticket contest.

Tryshae Younger purchased the ticket at the Sumerduck Trading Company, 5344 Sumerduck Road.

Younger thought her win was a joke at first, according to the Virginia Lottery, which announced her prize on Friday. She purchased the ticket on May 3.

Younger immediately told her mother and sister, “No, you guys, you can’t trick me!”

Later, when she claimed her prize, Younger said, “It feels unbelievable. I was in shock.”

She had the choice of taking the full $1 million over 30 years, or a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. She chose the cash option.

Jill Cover has been the owner of Sumerduck Trading Company for 33 years. She said that in 2012 her store sold a $250,000 winning ticket.

“It’s kind of cool,” she said of the experience of selling a $1 million lottery ticket. “I like it that [the winner] is a local person.”

Employee Elizabeth Wood sold the ticket to Younger.

The $30 Million Cash Out game is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million. Younger is the first person to claim the top prize, which means three top prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,162,800. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.48, according to the Virginia Lottery.

Fauquier County received more than $2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The state lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of lottery products, the lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. 

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