Virginia woman’s first lottery ticket wins big

A Virginia woman’s decision to do something she’s never done before paid off in a big way.

Katelynne Berland was running errands for her mom that included picking up some lottery tickets, and she decided that day she’d play the lottery herself. 


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She bought the tickets at a 7-Eleven in Yorktown – and her ticket ended up being a $50,000 winner. 

She won on the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 5 game.

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She says she plans to help her sister pay for college with the winnings. 

This story was reported from Detroit.