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$100,000 lottery ticket sold in Newport News

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 10:51:35-04

Newport News, Va. – If you bought a ticket for the Virginia Lottery’s $1,000,000 Money Ball drawing at the Farm Fresh on Chatham Drive in Newport News you better check your numbers.

One of three $100,000 tickets in the state was sold at the store in the game’s first drawing. Each of the winners matched all five numbers.

The Gold Million Dollar Money Ball did not come up in last night’s drawing. If it had, the top prize would have increased to $1 million.

The other winning tickets were sold at Ma Hollins on 900 South Main Street in Danville and Sheetz at 2630 Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg.

The odds of winning the $1 million prize are 1 in 2,337,350.

Players select five numbers out of 35 numbered balls. The Lottery draws five balls out of 36. That’s 35 numbered balls plus one Gold Million Dollar Money Ball. If the Gold Million Dollar Money Ball is one of the five balls drawn, an additional numbered ball is drawn, and the top prize in that drawing immediately increases from $100,000 to $1 million.

Players can win $2, $10, $100, $100,000 or $1 million, depending on how many numbers they match.