All human beings love surprises. And by that, we don’t mean being pranked or frightened, but we love finding out that things are even better than we initially thought. A lucky couple from Virginia won big with the popular American lottery Mega Millions by being surprised with a cheque of $1 million when they thought they had won only $250,000. Read the full story below, and for the latest MegaMillions and US Powerball results online.
The lucky winners are Charles and Deborah Bibbs from Henrico County in Virginia. After going to the lottery commission to collect their prize, they were surprised with a cheque for $1 million when they initially thought they had actually only won $250,000.
Charles and Deborah played the MegaMillions lottery for the draw that took place on the 21st of April 2015. Their winning ticket matched all five main numbers 31, 33, 35, 41 and 69. They just missed the Mega Ball number of 11. Charles’ winning ticket got them into the second tier prize fund. When checking his multi-state lottery ticket, the auto mechanic figured he had won a prize sum of $250,000.
Even so, Charles was extremely ecstatic over this amount. I mean, let’s face it: a quarter of a million dollars is nothing to be looked over. However, in comparison to the actual amount that Charles won from the Mega Millions lottery, his real prize of $1 million was quite a big difference.
When asked more details about his win, Charles said that when he first realised he’d won, he needed to look at the ticket more than twenty times just to check that he had really won, and he insisted that he just couldn’t believe his eyes. Mr. Bibbs said that once he and his wife had accepted the fact that they were the winners of $250,000, they went to the lottery office to claim their prize money. Charles said, “I said, ‘Well, we won $250,000.’ And that’s what we thought until the lottery office said that we won a million dollars.”
The happy couple were given their cheque earlier this week at the 7-Eleven store where they had bought their winning Mega Millions ticket. After finding out that they had in fact actually become millionaires, the grateful Mega Millions players said they are blessed and thankful that good fortune paid them a visit.
Despite their life-changing money, however, the newfound millionaires said they won’t be planning on changing too much about their current lifestyles. They want to remain the same humble people that everyone knows them to be. For now, their money is going straight to the bank and they are in no rush to spend it.
The latest results for the Mega Millions lottery on the draw date of 28th April 2015 are as follows:
There were no Jackpot winners this time round, which means the new prize has rolled over to a terrific $96 million! There were 2 lucky players who got into the second prize category and each went home with $1 million!
We hope that this article has inspired you to play and stand a chance to be the next multi-millionaire from your country. Play regularly, play with confidence, and Lady Luck will surely be smiling on you soon.
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