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Henrico County couple wins $1 million playing Mega Millions

Charles Bibbs

Drawing Date: 4/21/2015

April 27, 2015 - Sometimes being wrong isn’t such a bad thing. When Charles Bibbs discovered he’d matched the first five numbers in the April 21 Mega Millions drawing, he figured he’d won $250,000, and he was excited about it.

“I had to look at the ticket twenty or thirty times,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

It turns out the Henrico, Va., man was wrong. He hadn’t won $250,000. His ticket was actually worth $1 million!

Mr. Bibbs bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 5200 Williamsburg Road in Henrico, Va. On April 27 he and his wife Deborah returned to the store to receive his check from the Virginia Lottery. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers were 31-33-35-41-69 and the Mega Ball number was 11. The only number he failed to match was the Mega Ball number. Had he matched all six numbers, he would have won a jackpot estimated at $65 million.

Mr. Bibbs was the only person in Virginia to win Mega Millions’ second prize in that drawing, and one of just three nationwide.

The auto mechanic said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.