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Siblings are often encouraged to share, and Jesse Perkins and his sister Mary Crider are no exception.

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The two Danville residents will divide a $1 million Mega Millions win earned by playing the Virginia Lottery.

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Perkins and Crider purchased the winning ticket at the Sunrise 6 in Danville, which is situated at 2120 Franklin Turnpike.

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The winning numbers for the September 20 drawing were 9-21-28-30-52, with the Mega Ball number being 10.

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"He told me we won, and I responded, 'Come on, it's not April Fools Day!'" Crider told Virginia Lottery authorities.

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When the prize exceeds $200 million, the siblings often play the Mega Millions together.

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The jackpot topped an estimated $277 million in the Sept. 20 drawing, and one of the siblings' tickets matched the first five winning numbers — missing just the Mega Ball number — and resulted in a $1 million victory.

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According to Virginia Lottery officials, Crider and Perkins' winning ticket was one of just two in the nation to result in a $1 million award.