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On November 28, Kemal El-Bisi had a case of Powerball fever. That was a common condition that day, with the Powerball jackpot reaching a record $587 million for that night’s drawing. The King George man bought three Powerball tickets, and then with some leftover money he bought a few Virginia Lottery scratch tickets. One of those was a Ca$h in Hand ticket.
When he scratched it, he discovered he’d won the game’s $150,000 top prize.
“I said, ‘There’s no way!’” he told Lottery officials as he claimed his prize. “I just couldn’t believe it.”
He bought the winning ticket at Sheetz, 10 Washington Square Plaza in Fredericksburg.
Because he said he often jokes with his wife that he won the lottery, this time he had to swear to her it was true.
Ca$h in Hand is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 all the way up to $150,000. This is the fifth top prize claimed in Ca$h in Hand, which means five top-prize tickets remain unclaimed.