Suffolk man wins $500K from non-winning Virginia Lottery scratcher

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SUFFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man is now $500,000 richer thanks to a Virginia Lottery scratcher — and it wasn’t even a winning ticket!

Greg Jarrett entered his non-winning ticket into the eXTRA Chances promotion on the Virginia Lottery’s website and his ticket was drawn from more than 4.8 million entries!

Greg Jarrett is joined by his aunt Connie Edwards (right) to receive his check from Vivian Mitchell of the Virginia Lottery (left).

Greg Jarrett is joined by his aunt Connie Edwards (right) to receive his check from Vivian Mitchell of the Virginia Lottery (left).

Jarrett won the $500,000 top prize in the October 5 eXTRA Chances drawing.

With eXTRA Chances, players have a chance to win each day with hundreds of instant-win cash prizes, ranging from $25 to $100. Just enter any non-winning Scratcher with the eXTRA Chances logo for your chance to win one of these great cash prizes!

The next grand prize drawing will be held on January 4, again with a $500,000 grand prize. Any non-winning ticket from a Virginia Lottery Scratcher containing the eXTRA Chances logo can be entered. The deadline to enter is December 31, 2016.