No Virginian had the Mega Millions numbers worth almost $1.6 billion in October. But the ticket-buying frenzy still led to a jackpot for the state. The Virginia Lottery recently reported a record $240.3 million in sales for October. Sales were up 44.4 percent over the same month last year. High Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots drove the spike, officials said. In a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam and other leaders, the lottery reported $75 million in October profits, a 58.9 percent increase over last year. The state uses lottery proceeds to help fund public schools.
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Bill Wyatt holds a B.S. in Telecommunications from Radford University. He is a radio and television station owner, journalist, broadcaster, web designer, and media consultant.