A woman remembered that she purchased a lottery ticket, which turned out to be a winner, only hours before the ticket was set to expire.
Karen Gentry of Alexandria, Va., just happened to see a news report that a Virginia Cash 5 winning ticket worth $100,000 was only hours from expiring, reported Yahoo. The television reporter asked viewers, "Would you leave a $100,000 lying around on your coffee table for anyone to grab? One Virginia Lottery player may be unknowingly doing just that."
Gentry remembered that she'd bought a ticket a few months back and dug it out. It was a winner.
By law, lottery tickets expire 180 days after the drawing.