- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SALEM, Va. (AP) - A Salem man has claimed his $1 million prize from the Virginia Lottery.

The Roanoke Times reports (https://bit.ly/1K8VNTI ) the Virginia Lottery says Tom Cook purchased his Mega Millions winning ticket at a Kroger in Salem. Cook returned to the store Monday to pick up his check. The store also received $10,000 from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery spokesman John Hagerty says after taxes, Cook’s award is about $710,000. On prizes more than $5,000, the Lottery withholds 25 percent for federal taxes and 4 percent for state taxes.

Cook told Virginia Lottery that he doesn’t have any immediate plans for his winnings.

Cook is the fourth person in Virginia to win at least $1 million in Mega Millions within the past two months.

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