Monday September 23, 2013 – In June LotteryWorld reported that a Mega Millions prize of $99 million won by a ticket purchased in Virginia hadnâ€™t been claimed. Now, an incredible four months after the draw, this life-changing prize is still unclaimed.
Replying to a tweet LotteryWorld reporter Mike Redfern sent on September 17, Virginia Lottery officials confirmed that they are still waiting for the winner to come forward and claim the $99 million prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Food Lion store on 1592, South Main Street, Farmville, Virginia and matched the winning jackpot winners 11 â€“ 15 â€“ 35 â€“ 43 â€“ 49 and the Mega Ball 41. The ticket was one of two to correctly match the five main numbers and Mega Ball drawn on May 17 and share the $198 million jackpot. The other winning ticket holder from the draw came forward to claim their prize and was named as Guiseppe â€œJoeâ€ Garofalo from Tinton Falls, New Jersey.
As lottery prizes in Virginia are only valid for a period of 180 days, the winner has until November 13, 2013 to claim the prize before it expires and is put back into the prize fund. As the deadline approaches, we advise players who purchased a Mega Millions ticket from the Food Lion store for the draw on May 17 to check their tickets immediately to see if they are the missing Virginia Mega Millions winner!
Other Virginia Lottery News
In other news, the Virginia Lottery turned 25 on Friday September 20 and to celebrate they are giving players the chance to win $25,000 in their 25th birthday draw. To enter, simply submit $5 or more of any non-winning Virginia Lottery tickets either online through the My Game Room account section or by mail to 25th Birthday Fest, Post Office Box 1815, Richmond, Virginia 23218. All tickets must be received by September 30 for the chance to win the $25,000 top prize or one of four hundred $250 Visa Rewardcards.
The Virginia Lottery, which first started with a single scratch-off game, now has over 50 games including various scratch-offs and the hugely popular Powerball and Mega Millions. To date, lottery games in the state have created more than 420 millionaires with winnings surpassing the $15 billion mark. Virginia Lottery launched to benefit public education and, to date, more than $6 billion has been given to education in the state.
To view the latest winning Virginia Lottery numbers, visit Lottery.net.