When Tan Le of Burke walked into the Virginia Lottery customer service center in Woodbridge, he had a good idea that he would walk out with a sizable prize. He had earlier scanned his Mega Millions ticket and discovered the prize was too big to pay at a retail store. His ticket matched the first five numbers in the October 30 Mega Millions drawing to win $250,000.
He bought the winning ticket at Twinbrook Convenience,9529 Braddock Road in Fairfax. The winning numbers for that drawing were 5-12-18-29-56 and Mega Ball 38.
He was one of just five second-prize winners in that drawing,and the only one in Virginia. If he had matched one more number – the Mega Ball number – he would have won a jackpot estimated at $27 million.