$250,000 winning lottery ticket purchased in Hampton

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-03 12:06:17-04

Hampton, Va. – Someone has not yet claimed their $250,000 prize after purchasing a winning lottery ticket.

Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket for the April 19, 2013, Mega Millions drawing at Bethel Valero, 1501 Big Bethel Road in Hampton. That ticket turned out to be a $250,000 winner. Whoever has that ticket has not come forward to claim the prize.

By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing. The winning numbers were 6-8-12-22-43 and the Mega Ball was 28.

The ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball number. The person who has that ticket should contact the Virginia Lottery immediately at 804-692-7777 or 757-825-7800.

The deadline to claim the prize money is October 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

All Virginia Lottery unclaimed prize money goes to the state Literary Fund. The Literary Fund is used solely for educational purposes, such as upgrading technology in schools and teacher retirement funding. Since its inception in 1988, the Lottery has transferred more than $234 million in unclaimed prizes to Virginia’s Literary Fund.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00. Drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and streamed live at and on the Lottery’s Facebook page. The odds of winning the $250,000 prize in Mega Millions are 1 in 3,904,701.