SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The excitement over the Mega Millions is just getting started. Even though the winning ticket was not purchased in Virginia, three lucky winners are still breaking the bank.
Virginia Lottery says 194,037 tickets were bought in Virginia, and winning prizes ranged from $2 to $20,000 in the Aug. 8 Mega Millions drawing. This includes two tickets winning $20,000 and one ticket winning $10,000.
The Virginia Lottery says the two $20,000 tickets were purchased at:
- 7-Eleven, 12395 Gayton Road in Henrico
- Sheetz, 1435 Apperson Drive in Salem
The $10,000 winning ticket was purchased at Food Lion, 8401 Hampton Blvd, in Norfolk.
This round of the Mega Millions set the record to $1.58 billion making it the largest prize in U.S. history. The game went for 31 drawings, but one person in Florida hit the lucky strike in Tuesday night’s drawing.
Now the drawing on Friday, August 11 will reset back to $20 million.
Virginia Lottery says the odds of hitting all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.
In the Fiscal Year 2022, the Lottery raised more than $779 million for K-12 education. This makes up approximately 10% of Virginia’s total K-12 budget.