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Martinsville man wins $1M on Virginia Lottery ticket

Published On: Mar 28 2014 12:44:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2014 12:52:06 PM EDT

A Martinsville man won $1 million on a Virginia Lottery scratcher ticket.

Brantley Eanes was on his way to work when he stopped at On the Run on Church Street in Martinsville to buy the “$52 Million Cash Spectacular” ticket.

Eanes, an electronic technician, said it was hard to go to work that night. His wife thought Eanes was joking when he called and told her the news.

Eanes had the choice of taking the full $1 million over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. He chose the cash.

Eanes plans to put the money toward retirement.

On the Run received a $10,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.

Four $1 million prizes remain for the “$52 Million Cash Spectacular.”