A retired mechanic claimed his $1 million prize on Tuesday and told lottery officials, "It hasn't really sunk in yet."
Randy Brown from Charleston, West Virginia, successfully matched five of the numbers drawn in the Friday, February 7, US Mega Millions drawing.
"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 said.
Brown bought his winning ticket from C and L Super Serve in Mallory, but he chose not to pay the extra $1 and take advantage of the Megaplier multiplier option. Had he done so his prize would have been three time the amount because the Megaplier number in Last Friday's draw was 3.