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A Virginia man stopped at a gas station for a cup of coffee and walked out with a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $250,000.

Miguel Morales of Culpeper told Virginia Lottery officials he was only after a cup of coffee when he stopped into the BP Shorts Food Mart in Orange, but while inside he decided to buy a $250,000 Gold Jackpot scratch-off lottery ticket.

Morales said he was shocked when he scratched the ticket off and revealed the $250,000 top prize.

“I couldn’t imagine I would win such a large amount,” the player said.

Morales said his winnings will go toward taking care of his family and bolstering his savings.