- The Washington Times - Monday, August 12, 2019

The Washington Capitals’ main spokesman won $1 million from a July 27 Powerball drawing, according to the Virginia Lottery. 

Sergey Kocharov, the Capitals’ vice president of communications, bought five lottery tickets on an impulse when at Harris Teeter on Kings Mill Lane, letting the computer randomly select his numbers. One of Kocharov’s tickets hit the first five numbers: 1-19-31-48-61.

“I was surprised,” Kocharov said in a press release. “I always hear about jackpot wins. It feels great!”

The Harris Teeter location will also receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. 

The press release also includes a photo of Kocharov holding a giant $1 million check.

Kocharov has been with the Capitals since 2010, meaning he also has a championship ring from when Washington won the Stanley Cup in 2018. His winnings did not convince him to give up his job in hockey, as he mentioned at the end of a tweet Monday:

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