Another person just got really lucky, though they may not know it.
A Mega Millions ticket worth $2 million was purchased on Tuesday from an Orange County convenience store.
BP-Shorts Food Mart, at 24085 Constitution Highway in Unionville, sold the winning ticket on May 18. It matched the first five chosen numbers, but not the Mega Ball, according to a release from Virginia Lottery.
The winning numbers were 3-5-56-61-66, and the Mega Ball number was 4.
Now the question is: Who has that ticket? Who is Virginia’s next millionaire?
Normally, matching the first five numbers wins $1 million, but whoever bought this ticket spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier when he or she bought it. That extra dollar doubles the prize to $2 million, the release stated.
This ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers and one of just five nationwide. No ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated $475 million jackpot. That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing grows to an estimated $515 million.
Whoever has the winning ticket purchased in Orange County has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. The Virginia Lottery advises that before doing anything else, the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership.
When the person is ready to claim the million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.
BP-Shorts Food Mart will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m. The odds of matching the first five numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in 12,607,306.
On Tuesday, Virginia Lottery announced a Culpeper woman won $250,000 on a scratch-off she purchased at the Sheetz in Ruckersville.