When it comes to lotteries, most of the country's attention is focused on Saturday's Powerball jackpot, which currently sits at $600 million.
But $99 million is nothing to sneeze at either, and someone woke up that much richer Saturday, thanks to a ticket bought in Virginia.
Lottery officials say that one of two winning Mega Millions tickets was sold at a Food Lion at 1592 South Main Street in Farmville, Va. prior to Friday night's drawing. The other winning ticket was sold in New Jersey. The two winners will now split the estimated $198 million jackpot.
The winning numbers, for the record, were 11-15-35-43-49, and the Mega Ball number was 41. Officials say the winner has 180 days to claim the prize, and can either take the full $95 million in 26 annual payments, or accept a one-time payment of approximately $70.3 million before taxes.
This is the 8th time a Mega Millions jackpot ticket has been sold in Virginia. Earlier this year, a Fredericksburg couple collected just over $136 million of a $217 million Powerball jackpot.