Jackpot sales generates $11.6 million for K-12 education in Virginia

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 11:42:25-04

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.