Robert Osman of Williamsburg, Virginia, was on his way to the gym for a workout when he stopped to buy some Mega Millions tickets.
One of those tickets ended up matching the first five numbers in the May 20 Mega Millions drawing to win the game’s second prize of $250,000.
I checked the numbers on the Internet again and again and again, he told Virginia Lottery officials as he claimed his prize.
The winning numbers for that drawing were:
10-17-19-45-48 and the Mega Ball number was 30.
Osman’s ticket was one of just two nationwide to win $250,000. If he had matched that final number, he would have won the $16 million jackpot.
He selected his numbers using Easy Pick.