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(WSLS 10) – A Madison Heights woman will claim her prize today. She won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s scratch off game Money, Money, Money. She will receive either $4 million over 30 years or a lump sum of more than $2.1 million. She bought the winning ticket at the Quik-E Foods in Forest.

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. In honor of the day, you can stop by The Hotel Roanoke front desk and get a free DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie. The hotel chain has given out more than 300 million cookies at check in.

Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville today helping cut the ribbon for the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. The center has a workflow cell training lab that will give students hands on experience with the latest technology. The ribbon cutting is at ten this morning.

Kids will have a new place to play starting today. Roanoke and Carilion Clinic will dedicate the new Peter Pan Playground at Elmwood Park. The new park has places to climb, a slide and an alligator. The new playground coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the story book.

Today is National Bike to Work Day. The day is part of National Bike Month, a movement to promote bicycling and all forms of alternative transportation. In Lynchburg, you can join a commute convoy riding from Riverside Park to the Depot Grille in downtown where you can enjoy a free continental breakfast. The ride starts at 7:30.

Wythe County Parks opens for the season today including the Rural Retreat Lake and Campground Park. There are over 100 miles of hiking trails as well as parks and playgrounds in the county. To celebrate opening weekend, a youth fishing day will be held Saturday. Fishing at the stocked trout pond will be reserved for kids 15 and under from nine to one.

Blacksburg fifth graders will take part in a Field Day with the Blacksburg Police Department. The students from all of the town’s elementary schools will take part. It will allow the kids to meet students from other schools before graduating to middle school while taking part in a day of activities. There will be an awards ceremony with awards being given by Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer. The Hokie Bird will also make an appearance.

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