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Virginia's newest millionaire 'can't calm down'

Posted at 10:52 AM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 10:53:10-05

ASHLAND, Va. — Virginia's newest millionaire said he almost has a heart attack when he found out he'd won $1 million from a Virginia Lottery scratcher ticket.

“I’m 250 pounds, but I’m ready to do a backflip!” Dennis "DJ" Gifford said when he picked up his big check. “It feels amazing. I can’t calm down!”

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Gifford bought the winning ticket at Euro Market on South Washington Highway in Ashland, Virginia.