The winning Mega Millions ticket may have been sold in California, but Virginians have plenty to be happy about after the July 24 lottery.
The total sales from the $543 million jackpot generated $11.6 million for the commonwealth. By law, those profits go to K-12 education in Virginia.
Two weeks ago, the Virginia Lottery announced it turned over more than $600 million for education in the Fiscal Year 2018.
More than 91,000 tickets were purchased in Virginia for the latest Mega Millions jackpot, including five tickets that won $10,000 each.
Those winning tickets were sold in Norfolk, Richmond (2), Keswick and Manassas.