West Virginia lottery winner asks to remain anonymous
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say the winner of a $2 million lottery in West Virginia has asked to remain anonymous.
State Lottery Director John Myers on Monday announced that the Mega Millions drawing prize has been claimed.
He says the winning ticket was purchased at a truck stop in Sutton, West Virginia. The store that sold the ticket will get a 1% bonus.
State law allows people who win $1 million or more to remain anonymous. Myers says this is the first lottery winner in the state to choose to go unnamed, though the winner allowed lottery officials to say his or her residence is located outside of West Virginia.