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Virginia ticket wins $2 million in Mega Millions drawing

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – One lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Gate City, Virginia, won a $2 million prize during Friday’s drawing.

As the Mega Millions jackpot reached the third-highest in US history, the Virginia lottery also reaped some of the benefits. During the 37 drawings that began in September, Mega Million ticket sales generated about $29.1 million in profit for Virginia’s K-12 public education.

On Friday alone, more than 214,000 Mega Millions tickets won prizes, including the $2 million winner.

According to the Virginia Lottery, the $2 million ticket was bought at the Wilderness Road Market on 3952 Highway 23 in Gate City.

A $20,000 ticket was bought at the Harris Teeter on 19350 Winmeade Drive in Leesburg.

One lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Gate City, Virginia, won a $2 million prize during Friday’s drawing.

Mega Millions tickets sold in Virginia win big money

Posted: Jan 23, 2021 / 03:39 PM EST / Updated: Jan 24, 2021 / 03:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) The Mega Millions ticket that took home just over $1 billion in Friday night’s drawing was bought in Michigan, but multiple tickets sold in Virginia did manage to score some lucky residents big money.

One ticket purchased in Gate City won $2 million, another bought in Leesburg won $20,000, and six tickets, one of which was bought at the Fas Mart on East Main St. in Richmond, captured $10,000.

The Virginia Lottery says 214,000 Mega Millions tickets bought in Virginia won prizes. The minimum amount one can win is $2.

Over the course of the jackpot run, an estimated $29.1 million in profit was brought in according to the Virginia Lottery. All of the proceeds from ticket purchases go towards funding for K-12 public education in the commonwealth.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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