$1 and $3 million winning Virginia Lottery tickets expire next month


RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) - Two winning Virginia Lottery tickets worth millions may soon expire.

Lottery officials say the two tickets were bought in Northern Virginia.

One is worth $1 million, and the other is worth $3 million.

The $1 million winning Powerball ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven on West Ox Road in Fairfax for the Sept. 2 drawing. Lottery officials say this ticket expires at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1.

The $3 million winning Mega Millions ticket was bought at the Giant Foot in Sterling for the September 5 drawing. This ticket is set to expire on Monday, March 5.

By law, unclaimed prizes go to Virginia's Literacy Fund, which is used for educational purposes like upgrading technology and funding retirement for teachers.

Whoever has the tickets should call 804-692-7000 or 703-494-1501 or present their ticket at the Virginia Lottery's Northern Virginia Customer Service Center in Woodbridge, lottery officials say.

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