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Winning Mega Millions Ticket sold in Va.


One ticket matched all six numbers in the July 1, 2011 Mega Millions drawing.

That ticket, which was bought in Herndon, Va., is now worth an estimated $105 million.

The winning numbers were 12-17-30-35-47 and the Mega Ball number 26. 

Virginia Lottery officials will announce later today the store at which the winning ticket was purchased.  The store will receive a $50,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.

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% of state funding for public education in Virginia.

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