Virginia Resident Bags Record Online Lottery Win

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In a historic moment for the online lottery world, a U.S. Navy sailor has just become the biggest winner in the United States. Byron Bundoc, hailing from Virginia, has reportedly taken home an eye-popping sum of $1,817,588, marking the largest online lottery prize ever awarded in the country, as reported by The Lottery Post. Bundoc’s windfall came from the online instant game "Jackpot Spectacular", available in Virginia and Pennsylvania, which he played on the Virginia Lottery’s app.

On the fateful day of August 10, Bundoc was returning from a volunteer event when he decided to relax with a round of the game on his phone. Little did he know that his casual unwind time would soon turn into a life-altering moment. Not long into the game, he received a notification that he had won the staggering instant prize. Bundoc’s reaction was one of disbelief, as he confessed, "It was surreal," further adding, "I called my brother and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this!" The Virginia Lottery confirmed that this is indeed the highest amount ever won in an online instant game in the U.S.

Virginia Sailor Bags Largest Online Lottery Prize in US History

In a record-breaking event, a US Navy sailor from Virginia has bagged the largest online lottery prize in the nation. Byron Bundoc has won a staggering $1,817,588 playing the online instant game "Jackpot Spectacular," as reported by The Lottery Post.

A Surprise Windfall

Bundoc, fresh off from a volunteer event on August 10, decided to relax with a game on the Virginia Lottery’s mobile app. Soon, he was startled by a notification indicating his instant win of $1,817,588. This hefty sum was later confirmed by The Lottery to be the highest amount ever won in an online instant game in the US.

"It was surreal," Bundoc remarked. "I called my brother and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this!" The sailor has been following the increasing jackpot attached to this particular game, one of many instant win games offered on the Virginia Lottery’s platform.

Uncertain Plans for the Jackpot

When asked about his plans for the prize money, Bundoc revealed that he currently has no specific intentions for his newfound fortune. The Virginia Lottery, on the other hand, stated that the odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.99, with the chances of nabbing the jackpot varying by price point.

Record-Breaking Wins Continue

This significant win comes on the heels of the largest scratch-off prize winner in Massachusetts Lottery history, who walked away with $25 million. These instances underline the increasing popularity and rewarding nature of online and instant lottery games.


Bundoc’s win underscores the growing trend of online lottery games and their potential for massive payoffs. His story serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of luck and the thrill of gaming. It also spotlights the role of technology in modernizing traditional forms of entertainment like the lottery.

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