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Wife Buys Husband Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket

An attorney from Arlington, Virginia, who said that he never plays the lottery has now stepped forward to claim a $1 million lottery prize that he was able to win thanks to his wife on New Year’s Day.

Wife Gifts Husband With a Present They’ll Never Forget

When Daniel Schuman’s wife walked into a 7-Eleven store that day and purchased a lottery ticket for her husband, she had no idea that she’d be handing over a $1 million dollar prize.

The 7-Eleven store was located at 4223 Fairfax Drive in Ballston, and the winning ticket was one of three that carried the same prize that were sold statewide. The store received a $10,000 prize for selling the winning ticket.

“It was shocking,” said Schuman after he realized that he’d won $1 million dollars. He claimed the check on February 20 but said so far he has “no immediate plans for the winnings.”

Virginia Lottery Press Release

A press release for the lottery read:

“Daniel Schuman is not a lottery player. In fact, the Arlington man said he never plays. But as it turns out, his wife bought him a ticket for Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, and that ticket ended up winning $1 million.

“We saw that the number matched, and we checked again,” he told Virginia Lottery officials. “It was shocking. It’s like, this isn’t what we expected!”

The winning ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven at 4223 North Fairfax Drive in Arlington. That ticket, #149613, was one of three top prize winners in the New Year’s Day drawing.

On February 20, he went to the store to receive his check from the Virginia Lottery. The store received $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Mr. Schuman, who is an attorney, said he has no immediate plans for the winnings.

The other two top prize tickets in the January 1 drawing were bought in Portsmouth and Chesapeake. Five additional tickets won $100,000 each. Those tickets were bought in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Midlothian, Narrows, and Winchester. An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

The Virginia Lottery is good fun for a great cause. Arlington received more than $4.8 million in Lottery funds for K-12 public education in Fiscal Year 2019. For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page.”

The Virginia Lottery is able to generate more than $1.7 million per day for public schools in the state, and during the Fiscal Year of 2019, they were able to generate an incredible $650 million.

Marion Prince

If Marion Price ever won the lottery, she’d accept the winnings anonymously, hire a lawyer right away, and live modestly on the interest payments from her lump-sum payment. Not that she has a plan or anything…

She finds the stories of lotto winners fascinating—especially those rags-to-riches-to-rags again stories of winners who had it all and then lost everything.

When she’s not researching tales of winners and losers for HowTheLuck, Marion enjoys horseback riding and hiking.

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