Woody Simmons works for US Postal Service and lives in Hyattsville. One day, he stopped at a Woodbridge convenience store. Woody often shops from the same store. He noticed a sign about a new lottery game-Extreme Millions. He bought one ticket.
Sitting in his car, Woody scratched off the ticket and realized to scoop the jackpot. He couldn’t believe. He had purchased the lottery ticket just to take a chance and luckily he scooped $10 million. According to Virginia Lottery officials, Woody didn’t tell anyone about his windfall, not even his wife. And when he told his wife, she didn’t believe it.
Woody claimed his prize on Wednesday morning and went back to the store, the Optimax Service Center, from where he had purchased his lucky ticket. He opted for a one-time cash payment of $6.5 million before taxes rather than choosing to receive the full $10 million over 30 years.
P.S. – The store too received $50,000 as a commission for selling the winning ticket.