VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- When Ernie Petit discovered that his lotto scratcher was a winner he let everyone in the store know.

"I went crazy in the store" Petit laughed. "The clerk in the store took my picture."

Petit purchased the 100x The Money Scratcher at Market Place on Jefferson Ave. in Newport News. He decided to pick up the scratcher while on his way to pick up some dinner.

Petit won the top prize of $10 million dollars and chose to take the one-time cash option of 5,617,977 before taxes.

Petit explained that he has no immediate plans for the winnings.

The odds of winning the top prize in the 100x The Money are 1 in 2,611,200. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.78.