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Winding down from a long day's work by playing lottery on her phone, Virginia woman wins big

Jenny Castillo won big in the Scrooge online game.
Jenny Castillo won big in the Scrooge online game.

A Virginia woman was unwinding after a long day at work by playing lottery games on her phone when her life changed forever.

Jenny Gonzales Castillo of Newport News won $1.9 million in the online game Scrooge's progressive jackpot.

"I told my daughter, 'Pinch me! I want to know if I'm dreaming or awake!'" Castillo told lottery officials.

She claimed her prize on Dec. 1 and said she plans to use some of the winnings for her daughter's college education, Virginia Lottery officials said on Thursday.

What is Scrooge's jackpot?

Scrooge is an online game that allows players to bet between $0.10 and $30. The game features a progressive jackpot and can be accessed on the lottery’s website or mobile app.

The current jackpot amount is $486,593 after Castillio won her $1.9 million.

What are the odds of winning the Scrooge jackpot?

The odds of winning a prize in $crooge are one in 3.86, but the chances of winning depend on the amount of money you bet.

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

Jackpocket is the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network. Gannett may earn revenue for audience referrals to Jackpocket services. Must be 18+, 21+ in AZ and 19+ in NE. Not affiliated with any State Lottery. Gambling Problem? Call 1-877-8-HOPE-NY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY); 1-800-327-5050 (MA); 1-877-MYLIMIT (OR); 1-800-981-0023 (PR); 1-800-GAMBLER (all others). Visit jackpocket.com/tos for full terms.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Virginia woman wins $1.9 million playing Scrooge game on phone