Lottery winner stunned to learn ticket worth way more than he thought

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Monday, September 12, 2022
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A Virginia man was excited to cash in his $600 winning lottery ticket, but he got the surprise of a lifetime when he arrived at lottery headquarters.

ANNANDALE, VA (WTVD) -- A Virginia man was excited to cash in his $600 winning lottery ticket, but he got the surprise of a lifetime when he arrived at lottery headquarters.

That $600 lottery ticket was actually worth much more.

Jose Flores Velasquez had actually won $1 million!

He elected to take his winnings in a lump sum of $759,878 before taxes.

He said he planned to use the winnings to take care of his family and possibly start his own business.