UPDATE | $2 million Mega Millions winner in W.Va. to remain anonymous

Mega Millions ticket worth $2 million sold in West Virginia.
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SUTTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) UPDATE 6/4/19 @ 4:35 p.m.
Officials say the winner of a $2 million lottery in West Virginia has asked to remain anonymous.

State Lottery Director John Myers on Monday announced that the Mega Millions drawing prize has been claimed.

He says the winning ticket was purchased at a truck stop in Sutton, West Virginia. The store that sold the ticket will get a 1% bonus.

State law allows people who win $1 million or more to remain anonymous. Myers says this is the first lottery winner in the state to choose to go unnamed, though the winner allowed lottery officials to say his or her residence is located outside of West Virginia.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/29/19
A Mega Millions ticket worth $2 million was sold at the Pilot Flying J in Sutton, West Virginia.

The ticket matched five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing.

The winner also paid an extra dollar for the Megaplier option which doubled their prize from $1 million to $2 million.

Mega Millions drawings are conducted every Tuesday and Friday. Tickets cost $2 and the Megaplier option can be added for an additional $1.

The winner is advised to sign the back of the ticket immediately and contact the West Virginia Lottery at 304-558-0500 for information on how to claim.