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Chesterfield County man wins $3 million in one drawing

Don Wilson

Drawing Date: 6/2/2015

June 10, 2015 - It’s a triple play for Don Wilson. The South Chesterfield, Va., man won the $1 million prize three times in the June 2 Mega Millions drawing. Each of those tickets matched the first five numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number. In addition, two more of his tickets won $500 each, bringing his total winnings in that one drawing to $3,001,000.  

The winning tickets were bought at the Kangaroo Express, 891 Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights. On June 10, Mr. Wilson received his check from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers were 2-9-11-22-23 and the Mega Ball number was 12. Had any of his tickets matched all six numbers, he would have won part of a jackpot estimated at $260 million. Mr. Wilson said those numbers were selected because they correspond with family birthdays.
His two $500 winning tickets matched four of the first five numbers and did not match the Mega Ball number.

He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings. He’s philosophical about winning such a large prize.

“It’s only money,” he said. “There are more important things in life.”