5 Mega Millions tickets sold in Va. win $250K each

Posted at 12:40 PM, Mar 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-31 12:47:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – No one who purchased tickets in Virginia won Friday night’s record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot.

However, five tickets were sold in the state that matched the first five numbers. [The winning numbers for the $640 million jackpot are…]

The Virginia Lottery’s John Hagerty said that means that those ticket holders win $250,000 apiece. And one of those lucky tickets was purchased at Chubby’s on Broad Street.

Here’s a complete list of where the tickets were sold:

  • Hanson Sunoco, 201 Jeff Davis Highway, Fredericksburg
  • Fas Mart, Route 2, Box 303, North Tazewell
  • Henrico Chubby’s, 6016 West Broad Street, Richmond
  • Eleis Tobacco Company & Grocery, 10625 Stuartsville Road, Vinton
  • 7-Eleven, 2292 Upton Drive, Virginia Beach

Three winning tickets that matched all six numbers were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Those three ticket holders will split the prize. [MORE:  Winning tickets sold in Maryland, Illinois, Kansas]

The tickets frenzy continued to increase over the last few days. That’s when the jackpot jumped from $540 million on Thursday to $640 million on Friday because of record ticket sales. [READ MORE: Virginians taking a shot at winning the Mega Millions lottery]

In fact, Hagerty said an estimated 14.3 million Mega Millions tickets were bought in Virginia on Friday alone.

Seven Mega Millions jackpots have been won in Virginia since the game began in 2002.

Friday’s $640 million prize was the largest jackpot in world history, reported CNN. [CONNECT: What would you do with all that money if you won? Comment at the bottom of this story or post on Facebook.]

“We’ve never had a jackpot that is worth half a billion dollars,” Virginia Lottery Director Paula Otto told CBS 6 News’ Tracy Sears Wednesday.

It’s estimated, lottery ticket sales are up by about 60 percent, which means millions more for public education.

Otto said this Mega Millions run will generate $12 million more dollars for public education.

However, some educators are angry because they believe not enough Virginia Lottery money is ending up in local coffers, but is instead being diverted to help pay for state programs. [READ NOW: Is Va. lottery money for education being diverted to state programs?]