With such a beautiful day behind us, we start today's daily digest with a beautiful story. That would be $100,000 worth of beautiful.
In early May, Alexandria resident Karen Gentry bought a Cash 5 lottery ticket at the 7-Eleven. Nothing. Nothing. Then, this week, Gentry realized she had a winning ticket — and claimed her prize just four hours before the ticket expired.
Nice. That, and more from around our Patches in Virginia and DC, below.