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Purcellville man wins $4M lottery prize

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“Hmm… this might be good.”

That was Bill Malsch’s reaction as he looked at the Hot Millions Multiplier ticket he recently scratched, according to Virginia Lottery officials.

The Purcellville man was about to discover he’d won the game’s $4 million top prize.

“It’s not real,” Malsch recalled thinking.

He bought the winning ticket at Shop N Save, 609 E.Main Street in Purcellville. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket, according to game officials.

Malsch's prize was a choice between $4 million over 30 years or a cash option of nearly $2.25 million before taxes. He chose the cash option.

Malsch, a mail carrier, said the winnings will go toward retirement and his children’s education.

Malsch is the second player to claim the top prize in this game, which means one $4 million ticket remains unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,305,600, while the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.

Loudoun County received more than $12.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year, lottery officials touted.


BILL!!!!! OMG long time no see old friend.

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