Jackpot run generates more than $30 million in profit for K-12 education in Virginia
From the Virginia Lottery:
Although the jackpot-winning ticket in the July 29 Mega Millions drawing was not bought in Virginia, the Commonwealth benefitted from all the excitement. During the 29 drawings of the jackpot run that began in April and ended with Friday night’s drawing, sales of Mega Millions tickets in Virginia generated an estimated $30.2 million in profit. By law, all of that profit goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.
In Friday night’s drawing alone, more than 405,000 Mega Millions tickets bought in Virginia won prizes. That includes four tickets that matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball number. Normally that wins $10,000, however, one of those players spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier when they bought the ticket. The Megaplier doubled that prize to $20,000.
The $20,000 winning ticket was bought online at valottery.com.
The three $10,000 winning tickets were bought at:
- 7-Eleven, 13821 Heathcote Blvd. in Gainesville
- Wawa, 510 West Shirley Ave. in Warrenton
- Sheetz, 15 Wyche Road in Stafford
Of those 405,000 winning tickets bought in Virginia for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, more than 64,000 were bought online at valottery.com.
The winning numbers in the Friday, July 29, drawing were 13-36-45-57-67, and the Mega Ball number was 14.