Friends Split $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

Friends Split $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

David Budnick and Roger Wingo, are now $1 million richer, having bought a winning ticket for the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday September 26th. The close friends have been playing the lottery together for five years and their persistence paid off, having landed a second-tier prize, just one number shy of the jackpot. 

Budnick, who works as an exercise therapist, purchased the ticket at the Hari Sai Exxon gas station, located on 10400 Ridgefield Parkway in Henrico, Virginia. He opted for Quick Pick, where the numbers are randomly selected by a computer. 

When Budnick discovered that the ticket matched the five main numbers in the Mega Millions drawing, he called Wingo immediately to tell him the good news, even though it was late at night. Wingo, a mail carrier from Amelia County, commented saying "I thought he’d rolled over on his phone", so Budnick messaged him with a photo of the ticket to prove their new-found fortune. Budnick told Wingo when they first started playing Mega Millions together, that "we’ll win $1 million" and he was right. 

The winning numbers were 1, 10, 57, 66, 75, and the Mega Ball number was 4. You can view more information on winners and payouts by visiting the Mega Millions Numbers page. 

The Hari Sai Exxon gas station in Henrico also received a $10,000 vendor’s bonus, as they sold the winning ticket. 

If you would like to try your luck in Friday’s drawing, visit your local authorized retailer or chose your numbers online. The jackpot is an estimated $30 million. The winning numbers shall be available after the drawing on the Latest Numbers section. Good luck in the drawing! 

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