Dale City resident Marcus Cobb has won $1 million with his Mega Millions ticket from the Virginia Lottery.
According to a release, the jackpot for Mega Millions had stood at $450 million when the winning numbers were drawn.
Cobb didn’t immediately check his ticket to see if he was a winner when the numbers were selected, as he had heard someone else had been named a winner, but when he did check his ticket, he discovered that his ticket matched the first five numbers – missing only the Mega Ball number.
The winning numbers in the January 5 drawing were 28-30-39-59-70, and Mega Ball number was 10.
“I looked at my ticket and I was stunned. I looked at the ticket again and again, and then I started yelling to wake everyone up,” stated Cobb in a release.
Cobb purchased the winning ticket at the Shell gas station at 14352 Gideon Drive in Woodbridge. That station will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, according to a release.
“He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select his numbers,” stated a release.
Cobb and his wife intend to save the winnings for their children’s college education.