Retired truck driver wins $1M

Martha Sparks msparks@civitasmedia.com

February 11, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Logan County’s newest millionaire claimed his big check Tuesday afternoon at the West Virginia Lottery offices in Charleston.

West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave said Randy Brown, a retired truck driver and mechanic from Man, claimed his $1 million prize for matching five numbers from the Fri., Feb. 7, Mega Millions drawing.

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Brown said. “I didn’t find out until Saturday when I went to the store to check my ticket and I found out as the clerk did. It is unbelievable.”

Brown purchased his lucky ticket at the C and L Super Serve in Mallory.

Although Mr. Brown took home a large cash prize, unfortunately he did not play the Megaplier for an extra $1. Had he purchased the multiplier option, his prize would have been $3 million, because the Megaplier number on Friday was 3.

Musgrave said this was a very lucky weekend for West Virginia.

“For the first time in Lottery history, we had $1 million winning tickets sold on back-to-back days,” Musgrave said in a press release. “Today’s $1 Million Mega Millions prize claim was won on Friday night and was followed with a $1 million Powerball Match 5 win on Saturday (sold in Beckley).”

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

The West Virginia Lottery is currently awaiting prize claims on the Lottery’s 64th and 65th millionaires to come forward as well. West Virginia has an outstanding Mega Millions match 5 ticket from the December 17, 2013, drawing that was sold at the 7-Eleven in Belle. In addition, there was also a match 5 Powerball ticket that was sold in Beckley for last Saturday’s drawing. Both tickets are worth $1 million.