When Charles Leisure heard his wife Janet’s voice on the phone, he could tell something was up. She told him the Mega Millions ticket he’d bought for the December 27 drawing was worth a million dollars.
“I’m very happy. I still can’t believe this happened to me.”
Linda Evans told her sister that she’d won $5 million playing Mega Millions, her sister thought she was joking.
“She was waiting for the punchline, and it never did come!” she said.
Here at the Virginia Lottery, we take playing very seriously. Fun matters. Excitement matters. And so does the education of Virginia's youngest residents. It's the very reason we play so enthusiastically. Every time you scratch a ticket or pick your numbers for the big jackpot, you are creating winners in education all over the Commonwealth. Last year alone, the Lottery contributed over $487 million to Virginia's public schools. What better reason to get in the game?