Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Spotsy man found good coffee and a winning lottery ticket
Thomas Whittle stopped at his usual place for a cup of joe, but it didn’t taste good that day. So he headed to the Route 1 Sunoco. Along with the coffee, he bought four Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets.
One of those tickets won Whittle $100,000.
“I was dumbfounded!” he told Lottery officials as he claimed his prize. “I nearly fell out of the car!”
He then put the ticket in the safest place at hand: the trunk of his car.
Mr. Whittle, a 26-year Army veteran who now works in education, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings. And he has found a new place to buy his coffee.