CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A winner has yet to come forward more than a week after a $1 million lottery ticket was sold in Belle.
As of Thursday, no one had come forward to claim the Mega Millions prize, West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside said.
The same was said at the 7-Eleven store in Belle where the ticket was sold.
"I don't have any idea about who might have won," store manager Kenneth Campbell said. He said it was against company policy for him to say any more.
Rumors have been circulating on social media and by word of mouth that the winner was a Simmons Creek resident, but a store clerk said that while she'd heard the same rumor they had no way of knowing without the person coming forward.
Campbell said to his knowledge it was the first time a ticket worth such a large amount had been sold at the store.
The ticket matched five of the six numbers (8-14-17-20-39 without Mega Ball 7) drawn in last Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. It was one of 20 $1 million tickets sold for that drawing.
The ticket would have been worth more had the person opted to pay $1 extra for the Megaplier option, which none of the $1 million winners took.
Last Tuesday's Megaplier was 4, which means the $1 million prize would have shot up to $4 million with the option.
Burnside said last week that the ticket was the fifth $1 million winner sold in the state this year, and a first this year for the Mega Millions game.