During the 26 Mega Millions drawings that began in October and ended last Friday with an estimated $1.35B jackpot, sales of Mega Millions tickets in Virginia generated $28.9 million in profit for K-12 public education.
Although the jackpot-winning ticket in Friday's Mega Millions drawing was not bought in Virginia, the Commonwealth benefitted from all the excitement, VA Lottery said.
During the 26 drawings of the jackpot run that began in October and ended with Friday night’s drawing, sales of Mega Millions tickets in Virginia generated an estimated $28.9 million in profit, VA Lottery also said.
According to VA Lottery, by law, all of that profit goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.
In Friday night's drawing alone, 201,739 Mega Millions tickets bought in Virginia won prizes ranging from $2 to $10,000, VA Lottery said.
That includes one ticket that matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win $10,000. The ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven at 7489 Limestone Drive in Gainesville, VA Lottery also said.
The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were 30-43-45-46-61, and the Mega Ball number was 14.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24. Prizes start at $2 and increase all the way to the jackpot, VA Lottery said.
All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2022, the Lottery raised more than $779 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10% of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget, VA Lottery also said.
For a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page. For general information or to play games online, visit the Virginia Lottery’s website or download the Lottery’s app. Connect with the Lottery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.