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$1 million lottery ticket sold in Portsmouth

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 10:07:16-05

Portsmouth, Va. – If you bought a Money Ball ticket at the 7-Eleven at 4900 Cedar Lane in Portsmouth it’s time to check your numbers.

One of two $1 million winning tickets in Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at the store. The other big winner was sold at the Glenvar Minute Mart on 4145 West Main Street in Salem.

The Gold Million Dollar Money Ball came up in last night’s drawing, which increased the top prize from $100,000 to $1 million.

Here’s how the game works: You select five numbers out of 35 numbered balls. The Lottery draws five balls from a group 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. The odds of winning the $1 million prize are 1 in 2,337,350.