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Va. Beach woman wins $1M lottery Scratcher prize

Tuesday - 2/26/2013, 9:29am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The first time was the charm for a Virginia Beach woman.

Tamika Pittman won the Virginia Lottery Scratcher game's top $1 million prize the first time she played it.

The lottery says in a news release that Pittman bought the winning Million Dollar Cash Spectacular ticket at Sav-A-Ton in Virginia Beach. She chose the one-time cash option of $653,000 before taxes.

The lottery gave the store a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Pittman works as a tutor.

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