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Retired Truck Driver Wins $1M Playing Mega Millions

Randy Brown, a retired truck driver and mechanic from Man, W.Va., claimed his $1 million prize for matching five numbers from the Friday, Feb. 7, Mega Millions drawing.
WHAG NEWS - Officials with the West Virginia Lottery announced on Tuesday the state's newest millionaire.

Randy Brown, a retired truck driver and mechanic from Man, W.Va., claimed his $1 million prize for matching five numbers from the Friday, Feb. 7, Mega Millions drawing. 

He told lottery officials that he didn't find out he was a winner until Saturday when he went to the store to check his ticket. He tells officials the win hasn't sunk in yet. 

The lucky ticket was purchased at the C and L Serve in Mallory. 

Lottery officials say it was a very lucky weekend for the state. For the first time in Lottery history, the state had $1 million winning tickets sold on back-to-back days. Tuesday's $1 million Mega Million prize claim was won on Friday night, and was followed with a $1 million Powerball Match 5 win on Saturday sold in Beckley. 

Officials say Brown is the 63rd person to win or share a prize of $1 million or more in the Lottery's history. 

And don't forget to check those tickets! West Virginia is currently awaiting prize claims on the Lottery's 64th and 65th millionaires to come forward. The state has an outstanding Mega Millions match 5 ticket from Dec. 17, 2013 drawing that was sold at the 7 Eleven in Belle. Also, there was a match 5 Powerball ticket sold in Beckley for last Saturday's drawing. Both tickets are worth $1 million. 
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