Postal worker wins $10 million in lottery scratch-off game


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker bought a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket last week on impulse, sat in his car — and screamed.

Woody Simmons found he had won $10 million in the Extreme Millions game.

And then, lottery officials say, Simmons went to his job as if nothing had happened. He kept the ticket in his pocket.

Simmons, who lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, returned to the convenience store in Woodbridge, Virginia, on Wednesday to claim his prize.

Lottery officials say in a news release that Simmons took the one-time cash option of $6.5 million before taxes. Officials say there are three other $10 million tickets in the Extreme Millions game.

Simmons told lottery officials that he plans to go back to work. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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