Single ticket wins the MegaMillions

Monday October 19th 2009

The winning numbers for the $200 million MegaMillions draw at the weekend were 10, 13, 18, 33 and 51, the Megaball was 43. The lottery organisers have announced that a single ticket wins the MegaMillions jackpot prize, which will now see the lottery jackpot return to its starting point of $20 million.

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$199 Million
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The winning MegaMillions lottery ticket was purchased by a local man in the town of Shenandoah, Virginia.

Although the news of the huge lottery win has travelled fast around the town, the community will have to wait until Monday for official confirmation from lottery organiser, however resident are naturally thrilled for whoever the winner may be. The lottery retailer who sold the winning lottery ticket, talks openly about the winner, saying that the winner plays the lottery randomly and does not spend a huge amount of money on playing the game. The lottery retailer, Valley’s Exxon, will also receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning MegaMillions ticket.

It must be really exciting to wonder whether anyone who comes to you as a retailer to buy lottery tickets is going to be the next big lottery winner and whether you have sold them the winning ticket.

This win is the second largest jackpot in the Virginia Lottery and the Virginia Lottery also say that the odds on having the winning ticket were one in 176 million.

The Next MegaMillions drawis due to take place on Tuesday with a jackpot of $20 million.

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