Virginia winner just one number away from the jackpot! Drawing Date: 10/29/2019 November 8, 2019 – Dave Hodges isn’t likely to forget that phone call he received from his wife. She was calling to tell him he’d won $1 million in the October 29 Mega Millions drawing. It happened with a ticket he bought at the Food Lion in Gainsborough Square in Chesapeake, Va. Mr. Hodges, who lives in Suffolk, Va., matched the first five winning numbers, only missing the Mega Ball number. The winning numbers were 4-9-17-27-39, and the Mega Ball number was 22. He selected the numbers on his ticket using a combination of favorite and random numbers. His ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers in that drawing and one of just two nationwide. No ticket matched all six numbers to win that night’s estimated $105 million jackpot. The retiree said he felt “shock and surprise” when he realized he’d won such a large prize. He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.