Saturday September 1, 2007
At Duck's Corner Convenience Store in Buckingham County, the first customer through the doors Saturday morning was a representative from the Virginia Lottery letting them know they had sold the winning MegaMillions ticket.
Store co-owner Evelyn Trekas says she was there to get the good news: "It's really exciting because we are a really small community, very close-knit and I hope whoever wins it really enjoys it and we appreciate them being our customers."
Customers at stores in Maryland, New Jersey and Texas also hit it big, leading lottery officials to split the money four ways. Still, you don't have to twist anyone's arm to get them to take $82.5 million. Young Brad Wright spoke with us while his parents were inside Duck's Corner and said he wouldn't have any trouble spending the money: "I'd buy a house out on the beach, I'd buy a PS-3 and I'd fix my PSP. Also I'd visit my brother in Iraq."
We've all heard about the charitable nature of many lottery winners who come back and give a little tip to the cashier who sold the ticket. Litsa Trejo says in this case, it's likely that she's that cashier: "All my people always promise me if they get something, I'll get something so hopefully we'll see what happens."