Virginia brother and sister win big!

Drawing Date: 9/20/2022

September 30, 2022 - Jesse Perkins and Mary Crider often play Mega Millions® together when the jackpot grows past the $200 million level.

That’s what happened in the September 20 drawing, when the jackpot was an estimated $277 million.  

One of the tickets they bought ended up matching the first five winning numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number.

The siblings, both of whom live in Danville, Va., won Mega Millions’ $1 million prize.  

He told me we won, and I said, ‘Come on, it’s not April Fools Day!” Mary told Virginia Lottery officials as they claimed their prize.

The winning numbers were 9-21-28-30-52, and the Mega Ball number was 10. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunrise 6, located at 2120 Franklin Turnpike in Danville.

The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. 

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m. The odds of matching the first five numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in 12,607,306.

The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. 

All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. Danville received more than $8.8 million in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Lottery raised more than $779 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget.