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Virginia man wins $1 million lottery prize months after being told being told he didn’t win

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 07:29:31-04

MANASSAS, Va. -- A Virginia man has won $1 million months after being told his Mega Millions ticket was not a winner.

Malcolm Meredith showed his ticket for the May 20 Mega Millions drawing and was told it was not a winner.

However, he held onto the ticket and got a second opinion weeks later Virginia Lottery Customer
Service Center in Woodbridge.

That is where he learned his ticket was valid and that that he won $1 million.

When Merideth bought his lottery ticket in May, he let the computer pick his numbers by using the Easy Pick option at a Harris Teeter store in Manassas.

Meredith's ticket had the first five winning numbers but not the Mega Ball number.

If his ticket also had the Mega Mall number, officials said Meredith would have won $131 million.

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