One Northern Virginian may be celebrating more than our country's independence this weekend.
According to the Virginia Lottery, someone bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a store in Herndon now worth...$105 million. (Update: The Virginia Lottery announced that the winning ticket was purchased at Giant Food, 1228 Elden St.)
The winning numbers were 12-17-30-35-47 and the Mega Ball number 26.
Virginia Lottery officials will announce today (Saturday) the name of the store where the winning ticket was purchased. The Virginia Lottery will pay the store a $50,000 bonus.
The winner can take the full jackpot in 26 annual payments or a one-time cash option of an estimated $68.1 million before taxes.
This is the seventh Mega Millions jackpot won in Virginia since the game began in 2002. It is the third-largest jackpot ever won by a ticket bought in Virginia.
The Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.2 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of lottery products, rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery raised more than $430.2 million for Virginia’s public schools in fiscal year 2010. That represents about 8 percent of state funding for public education in Virginia.