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Who Bought a $1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket in Virginia?

'It may be in a glove compartment somewhere or it could be in someone's wallet. Wherever it is, that ticket is now worth $1 million,' Virginia lottery officials said

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    Someone out there has a million dollars just sitting around.

    Not literally, of course -- but lottery officials say someone bought a $1 million winning Mega Millions Ticket at a Wegmans in Leesburg, Virginia.

    The ticket is from Tuesday night's drawing.

    "It may be in a glove compartment somewhere or it could be in someone's wallet. Wherever it is, that ticket is now worth $1 million," Virginia lottery officials said in a release Wednesday.

    The winning ticket was bought at the Wegmans at 101 Crosstrail Boulevard SE.

    The winning numbers for the drawing were 8, 15, 39, 64 and 67, with a Mega Ball number of 13. The ticket bought at the Wegmans matched the first five numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number.

    The winner has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the money.

    Lottery officials say the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership, and then contact the Virginia Lottery when ready to claim the prize.

    The ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers in the Tuesday's drawing, and one of just five in the U.S., lottery officials said. No one matched all six numbers to nab Tuesday's $40 million jackpot, so it will increase an estimated $45 million for Friday's drawing.