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August 3, 2018

Warrenton man redeems million-dollar lotto ticket

Fred Dove finished a contract before claiming his prize.
I was so excited, but I needed to plan. I needed to get my thoughts together.
— Fred Dove
For two months, the Warrenton man kept his good fortune a secret.

Fred Dove had a 20X the Money ticket — worth $1 million — from the Virginia Lottery in his possession.
“I was so excited, but I needed to plan,” Mr. Dove said when he finally redeemed his winning ticket. “I needed to get my thoughts together.”
Not only that, but the self-employed service handyman stayed busy on a contract for some clients and didn’t want to claim his winnings before completing the job.
Mr. Dove had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. He chose the cash.
He bought his ticket at New Baltimore Shell convenience store on Lee Highway. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Mr. Dove said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, but he said he may treat himself at some point.
He became the fourth and final person to claim the top prize in 20X the Money (Game 1781), which means the game will close. By policy, the Virginia Lottery ends a Scratcher game as soon as the final top prize gets claimed.
The chances of winning the $1 million top prize in this game stood at 1 in 1,162,800.

Mr. Dove bought his winning ticket in Fauquier County, which received more than $2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education in the last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.
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