Selfless husband gives £7.5m winning lottery ticket to wife for Valentine’s Day

A husband who bought a lottery ticket worth an eye-watering £7.3 million (10 million dollars) shared his winnings with his wife as a Valentine’s Day treat.

The selfless husband – who is definitely in her good books now -gifted the money to his wife instead of pocketing the cash for himself after scratching off his ticket and revealing the winnings.

At first, the woman thought it was some sort of joke after the husband had called her up to tell her the news, playfully accusing him of lying.

But it was no joke, and the couple has bagged themselves millions in earnings after a lucky ticket.

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Chicas thought her husband was joking when he called up to say he had the winning ticket

Maria Chicas, a stay-at-home mum from Haymarket town in Prince William County, Virginia, USA, has now claimed the prize according to the Virginia State Lottery.

The lottery group said that Chicas, whose age was not reported, had claimed the fourth and final top prize of the Extreme Millions Scratcher Game.

She reportedly told lottery officials validating her ticket: “I thought he was joking!”

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The property at Manassas dished out the last of four winning tickets
The property at Manassas dished out the last of four winning tickets

The Virginia State Lottery said: “It all happened a few days before Valentine’s Day, when her husband bought the ticket at In & Out Mart, located at 9103 Mathis Avenue in Manassas.

“He scratched the ticket and realised it was a winner. That’s when he called his wife.”

The stunned stay-at-home mum was reportedly gifted the winning ticket on Valentine’s Day by her husband, and while at first she didn’t believe her husband’s good fortune, she was left shocked when gifted the ticket.

She was offered the choice between taking the full ten million USD (GBP 7.34 million) over 30 years or a “one-time cash option” of USD 6,570,302 (GBP 4.82 million) before taxes.

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She reportedly chose the cash option.

The lottery company added: “The store receives a USD 50,000 [GBP 36,700] bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.”