Mega Millions ticket worth $3M sold in Herndon

A Mega Millions lottery ticket is displayed on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Superstition didn't deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million for Friday's drawing. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
A Mega Millions lottery ticket is displayed on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Superstition didn't deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million for Friday's drawing. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery says a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million was sold in Herndon.

Nobody won Friday’s jackpot, but someone who bought a ticket at Elden Market & Deli matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball. Normally that would win $1 million, but the buyer spent an extra dollar to triple the prize.

The numbers drawn were 7-20-40-54-69 and Mega Ball 12.

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

Since no ticket matched all six numbers, the jackpot grows to an estimated $400 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

 

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