American Wins $1 Million Lottery Ticket But Hides it for 2 Months

Published August 5th, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

A Virginia man who won a $1 million lottery jackpot said he held onto his winning ticket for two months so he could get his "thoughts together."

Fred Dove of Warrenton said he scored a $1 million prize on a 20X the Money ticket he bought from the New Baltimore Shell in Warrenton, but he decided not to turn it in right away.

"I was so excited, but I needed to plan," Dove told Virginia Lottery officials. "I needed to get my thoughts together."

Dove said he also wanted to complete a handyman job for some clients before claiming his money.

He visited lottery headquarters this week and took the lump sum option for his prize, which came out to $657,030 before taxes.

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