A Campbell County man won $3 million Jan. 31 after purchasing two $3,000,000 Fortune Scratcher tickets, according to a news release by the Virginia Lottery.
Tim Nash, of Gladys, who works in the lumber industry, either can receive the $3 million in installments during the next 30 years or get a lump sum of $1.6 million in cash, before taxes. Nash currently is consulting with financial experts to determine the best option for him, according to the release.
Nash bought the winning ticket at Community Mini Mart on Pigeon Run Road in Gladys. The Lottery will award the store a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, the release states.
The release said after Nash scratched his first ticket and realized his success, he ran inside his home to tell his wife.
“I didn’t even scratch the other one,” Nash said in the news release. “I was so nervous I couldn’t scratch it!”
The $3,000,000 Fortune Scratcher has prizes that range from $20 to $3 million. The release states there is a third ticket worth $3 million still circulating, as Nash is only the second person to claim the top prize.
The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,305,600, and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.97, according to the release.