The lottery winner thought he lost $1M until he won it

The lottery winner thought he lost $1M until he won it

In May 20, Malcolm Meredith, of Manassas, Virginia, purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket, the Virginia Lottery reported.

A person told him that his ticket wasn't a winner soon after the drawing, according to a press release published on August 4.

Mega Millions revealed on its website that Meredith's ticket had matched the first five numbers, but not the Mega Ball.

A $10,000 bonus will be given to the Harris Teeter location where Meredith purchased the winning ticket

as well as the Harris Teeter store he purchased the ticket from.

A few weeks later, Meredith received a second opinion and learned he won.

He learned he had won $1 million after visiting the state lottery's Northern Virginia Customer Service Center in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Which state does Mega Millions have most winners?

In states with greater populations and thereby more players, there have been more winners.

With six Mega Millions jackpot winners during that timeframe, California takes the top spot

A total of five winners came from New York, four from New Jersey, and three from Illinois.