According to Virginia Lottery's official site, Ms Gentry had purchased a '50X the Money' ticket in Charlottesville. She scratched it and voila! She had won herself the top prize.
Ms Gentry was offered a choice to either take the entire prize in yearly installments over 30 years or a one-time option. She picked the latter.
"This has been a little nerve-wracking because I don't want it to change my life," she said according to the official site.
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