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‘I couldn’t believe my eyes' | Alexandria man wins $5 million prize in Virginia Lottery scratch off

The winning ticket was bought at a Safeway located at 5980 Kingstowne in Alexandria, Va.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An man from Alexandria, Va. won big on Wednesday when he walked into a Safeway to buy some lottery tickets. 

Initially, Kifle Solomon bought Powerball tickets, with his eyes on the estimated $750 million prize. With his leftover cash, he also decided to buy a scratch off lottery ticket. 

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Solomon didn't win big with the Powerball, but he got the surprise of a lifetime with his 50X The Money scratch off ticket. 

“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he told the Virginia Lottery after winning. 

Solomon won the game's top prize of $5 million, according to the Virginia Lottery. 

The winning ticket was bought at a Safeway located at 5980 Kingstowne in Alexandria, Va.