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Virginia woman's forgotten lottery ticket proves to be $100G winner

That’s a nice chunk of spare change.

A Virginia woman who bought a lottery ticket six months ago and tossed it in a box, forgetting about it, discovered that it was a $100,000 winner Tuesday and cashed it in hours before it expired.

Karen Gentry, a carpet saleswoman from Alexandria, said she checked the Cash 5 ticket again after seeing a television news report that the winner had still not come forward.

The winning numbers matched her ticket.

"I called my husband and he said, 'Yeah, right,” Gentry said in a press release. “I always check the numbers, so I’m amazed I missed it."

Gentry arrived at the lottery’s Northern Virginia Customer Service Center in Woodbridge at 1 p.m. to claim her prize, four hours before the ticket would have met its 180-day expiration date.

She has no immediate plans on what she will do with the money.

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