Mega Millions Ticket Worth $2 Million Claimed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers announced today that the winner of a $2 Million prize from the Tuesday, May 28, Mega Millions drawing has claimed the prize anonymously.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Pilot Flying J Travel Center in Sutton. The ticket matched five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. The winner paid an extra dollar for the Megaplier option which doubled the prize from $1 million to $2 million. The store that sold the ticket will receive a 1% selling bonus. The winner authorized the Lottery to disclose their residence is located outside of West Virginia.

Under West Virginia law, lottery winners of prizes of $1 million or more can now request to be anonymous. This is the first West Virginia Lottery winner to select that option.

There were no jackpot winners in last Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, and the jackpot has now grown to an estimated $475 million for Tuesday’s drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 ($3 with the Megaplier option that increases non-jackpot winnings) and can be purchased at any West Virginia Lottery retailer up until 9:59 p.m. ET on the drawing date.