WHEELING, W.Va. -- West Virginia Lottery players are on a roll.
Retailers sold three tickets that each won a $1 million lottery prize within a week.
The latest winner was a ticket sold in the Wheeling area that match five numbers for the Feb. 12 Powerball drawing.
On Feb. 11, retired truck driver Randy Brown of Man claimed a $1 million Mega Millions prize. He bought a ticket that matched five numbers for the Feb. 7 drawing.
Another ticket sold in Beckley matched five numbers for the Powerball drawing on Feb. 8.
No one has claimed the $1 million tickets sold in Wheeling and Beckley.
"It's pretty exciting for us, because it's the third $1 million ticket in the state in just one week, which is pretty impressive," West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside told The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/1bVpGBE).
The Wheeling ticket was purchased at the Firehouse Marathon gas station on Wheeling Island, station manager Amy Van Nest said.
Nest said a West Virginia Lottery representative called the day after the drawing to inform her that the store had sold the $1 million ticket.
"She kind of started off with small talk and asking about the weather .<!p>.<!p>. and she said, 'Oh, by the way, you guys sold a $1 million Powerball ticket," Van Nest told the newspaper.
She said she cried when she heard the news.
"I was just so happy that somebody local won this ticket. .<!p>.<!p>. We've sold some little ones here and there, but this is something that is just huge for us."
The Powerball jackpot has grown to $400 million after no one matched all six numbers for Saturday's $330.8 million drawing. The next drawing is Wednesday.
The Mega Millions jackpot will be $154 million for the next drawing on Tuesday.