(WFXR) — While no one in Virginia took home the big jackpot from the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, the Commonwealth did win big.
According to the lottery, Friday night’s drawing generated an estimated $30.2 million in profit that will help out K-12 public education in the state. The lottery helps generate more than $2 million a day for public schools, according to a 1987 referendum. Lottery customers helped generate more than $765 million in funding for public education from the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2021.
There were four tickets sold in Virginia that matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball. In that stack of winners, one player paid for the Megaplier ticket which doubled the prize to $20,000. That winning ticket was sold on the Virginia Lottery website.
The other tickets worth $10,000 each were bought at:
- 7-Eleven, 13821 Heathcote Blvd. in Gainesville
- Wawa, 510 West Shirley Ave. in Warrenton
- Sheetz, 15 Wyche Road in Stafford
The winning numbers from the drawing on Friday, July 29 were 13-36-45-57-67 with a Mega Ball number of 14.