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Husband calmly hands wife $500K winning lottery ticket: 'Are you kidding me?'

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 15:21:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond mom got the surprise of a lifetime recently when her husband calmly handed her a Virginia Lottery ticket that had already been scratched.

“Is this for real?” Batsheva Harari asked. “Are you kidding me?”

It was real. The couple had just won the top $500,000 prize in the Mega Money scratcher game.

Harari, who said she is a stay-at-home mom, said she and her husband have no immediate plans for the winnings.

The ticket was purchased at the Kroger Fuel Center at 7101 Time Price Way in Richmond.

Mega Money was recently ended by the Virginia Lottery, but players still have until December 2 to redeem any winning tickets in the game.

The odds of winning that top prize in the game were 1 in 489,600.