Suffolk woman wins $31,285 in lotto

Published 4:23 pm Friday, August 9, 2019

Suffolk’s Shakilya Evans had never played the Virginia Lottery’s Print ‘n Play Rolling Jackpot game. She had seen other people play it, so she decided to give it a try.

That turned out to be a $31,285 decision.

Evans bought a ticket at Park N Shop at 443 E. Washington St. She bought a ticket at the $5 price point. Because it was the first time she played, she had to ask the clerk for help determining if she’d won. The clerk scanned the ticket and gave her the good news.

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“I went crazy,” Evans said. “I was in disbelief.”

Print ‘n Play Rolling Jackpot is a Virginia-only, instant-win game that has a starting jackpot of $50,000. The jackpot increases with each ticket sold until the jackpot is won. The game has three price points: $2, $5 and $10. The $2 ticket can win 20 percent of the jackpot, the $5 ticket can win 50 percent of the jackpot, and the $10 ticket can win 100 percent of the jackpot. Because Evans spent $5 on her ticket, her prize represented half of the jackpot amount.

For each price point, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 240,000. For more information, go to