ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico lottery officials say an Albuquerque man has claimed a $1 million Mega Million prize.
The lottery announced Tuesday that Leonard Bulmer had initially purchased two wagers for the Aug. 11 drawing. When he didn’t win, he returned to the grocery store and purchased a couple more tickets for the Aug. 18 drawing.
He learned Friday night that he had a winning ticket with the numbers 1, 31, 34, 40, 75 and Mega Ball 6. He had to wait until Monday to claim the prize since lottery headquarters was closed over the weekend.
Lottery officials also noted that the jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has reached $700 million, the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com