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Bob Twigg, former local journalist, dies

November 27, 2009

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- Family and friends are mourning the passing in Leesburg of a former USA Today journalist who won $9 million in the Virginia Lottery.

Bob Twigg was 62 when he died Nov. 16 of lung cancer.

Jan Alderton, editor of the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, said Twigg was a Cumberland native who worked at the Times-News, The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown and the Pensacola (Fla.) News-Journal before joining USA Today in 1983.

He won the lottery in January 1996 and retired later that year.

Twigg returned to journalism as publisher of the Senior News in Loudoun County in 1998 and editor of the Loudoun Times-Mirror in 2005.

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