Although there was no jackpot winner in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, one ticket bought in Virginia came very close – and is now worth $3 million.
The ticket was bought at Elden Market & Deli, located at 1141 Elden Street #103 in Herndon.
The winning numbers for Friday’s drawing were 7-20-40-54-69 and the Mega Ball number was 12. This ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball number. Normally that would win $1 million. But whoever bought this ticket spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier when he or she bought the ticket. That tripled the prize to $3 million.
Whoever has the ticket 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.
Since no ticket matched all six numbers in the March 14 drawing, the jackpot now stands at an estimated $400 million for Tuesday’s drawing.