Lottery ticket bought in Leesburg worth $1 million

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LEESBURG, Va. – Somewhere there is a ticket from Tuesday night’s Mega Millions 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.

It was bought at Wegman’s, 101 Crosstrail Boulevard, SE in Leesburg.

The winning numbers for the May 8 drawing were 8-15-39-64-67 and the Mega Ball number was 13. This ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball number. That wins Mega Millions’ second prize of $1 million.

This ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers in the May 8 drawing, and one of just five nationwide. No ticket in Virginia or anywhere else matched all six numbers to win the $40 million jackpot, so the jackpot grows to an estimated $45 million for Friday night’s drawing.

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.