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Banana shortage at Virginia store leads to lottery win

It’s the first of three $300,000 prizes claimed in the game, which means two more remain unclaimed.

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. — A central Virginia woman is seeing green after her luck in the lottery and it's all thanks to bananas.

On a Saturday, Nancy Webb went shopping in hope of picking up bananas with the rest of her groceries, but the Kroger, located on Richmond Highway in Appomattox County, was out. So, the next day, the Appomattox woman went back when they were in stock. This time, while she was there, she also bought a 100X the Money Virginia lottery ticket.

That very ticket ended up winning $300,000. Webb, who says she doesn’t play the lottery often, scratched her winning ticket in the store’s parking lot.

The 100X the Money scratcher  features prizes ranging from $30 to $5 million. Webb won the game’s second prize. It’s the first of three $300,000 prizes claimed in the game, which means two more remain unclaimed. 

The chances of winning the $5 million top prize are 1 in 2,652,000, according to lottery officials. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.82.

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