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Big Stone Gap man wins big in Virginia Lottery

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - One Southwest Virginia man has something big to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  He has won a $100,000 prize through a Virginia Lottery scratch-off game.

Brett Douglas says when he first scratched his Jewel 7s game, he thought he had won $100, but received a big surprise when the clerk informed him it was worth a lot more.  He bought the lucky ticket at the Scotchman store on Gilley Avenue in Big Stone Gap.

Douglas says his biggest challenge so far has been convincing his wife he really won.

He says he is excited but has no plans for his winnings so far.

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