Charlottesville Man Wins $1M in '20x the Money' Game - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Charlottesville Man Wins $1M in '20x the Money' Game

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Miquel Cabrera was on his way to work when he stopped and bought a 20X the Money ticket from the Virginia Lottery. When the Charlottesville man scratched it, he discovered he'd won the $1 million top prize. 

"I called my brother over the phone, and he said, ‘I'll check the ticket when I see it,'" Mr. Cabrera told Lottery officials as he claimed his prize. 

He bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 385 Greenbrier Drive in Charlottesville. 

Mr. Cabrera, who works in construction, had a choice of taking the full $1 million over 25 years or a one-time cash option of $766,500 before taxes. He chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. 

20X the Money is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 all the way up to that $1 million top prize. Mr. Cabrera is the second player to claim the top prize in this game, which means only one million-dollar ticket remains unclaimed. 

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. In fact, it's the reason we play. We generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginia's K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $487.1 million for Virginia's public schools in Fiscal Year 2012. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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