“I like playing instant games online and play a little of everything,” said Brian Pierce, of Richmond. “I was playing the right game at the right time, and it hit!
“I was uncovering the letters one-by-one and realized I had a lot of words adding up. I must have counted 10 words 10 times before the stunned feeling hit. I almost thought I was having a heart attack.”
Pierce, 40, visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to use the money for a down payment on a new home for his family.
“This is life changing money and is really going to help me and my wife find our dream home,” Pierce said.