SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A Suffolk man recently won big in the Virginia Lottery, even though he did not have a winning ticket.

Whenever Greg Jarrett scratches a non-winning lottery ticket containing the eXTRA Chances logo, he enters it in the eXTRA Chances Promotion.

“I enter them faithfully,” said Jarrett. “I used to tell my uncle, ‘If you’ve got them, save them.’”

One of the tickets he entered ended up winning the $500,000 top prize in the Oct. 5 eXTRA Chances drawing.

“It feels excellent,” Jarrett said. “I might buy a car. Maybe invest in a new house.”

His ticket was drawn from more than 4.8 million entries and he is not the only winner.

With eXTRA Chances, players have a chance to win each day with hundreds of instant-win cash prizes, ranging from $25 to $100.