NORFOLK -- Christopher Kulp was buying supplies for a Fourth of July cookout when he decided to take his chances on a lottery ticket. He bought a Jewel 7’s scratch ticket from the Virginia Lottery that turned out to be worth $100,000.
Kulp, who is an E-6 in the U. S. Navy, scratched the ticket in his car and realized he’d won the $100,000 top prize, according to a Va. State Lottery press release.
“I about fainted in my car,” he told Virginia Lottery officials. “My wife didn’t believe me. She had to see it in person.”
He bought the winning ticket at Farm Fresh on Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk.
When asked how it feels to win the Lottery, he replied, “The feeling is indescribable.”
According to lottery officials, Kulp is the first player to claim the $100,000 prize in game #1431, which means 15 top-prize tickets remain unclaimed.