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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