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Friday, June 2, 2017

Annandale man wins $200,000 in lottery

Hussein Haj-Assaad [Virginia Lottery]
Hussein Haj-Assaad of Annandale won $200,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s 50X the Money game, the Virginia Lottery reports.

Haj-Assaad bought the winning ticket at a Mobil gas station at 2919 Gallows Road in Merrifield. He plans to invest the winnings in the Lebanese restaurant he owns, Raouche Café, nearby at 2839 Gallows Road.
According to the Virginia Lottery, $200,000 is the second-highest prize in the 50x the Money game. The top prize is $5 million. Haj-Assaad is the seventh person to win the $200,000 prize, which means one similar prize has yet to be claimed. Two $5 million prizes have been awarded, which means one has yet to be claimed.

The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,632,000. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.07.

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