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A Virginia man won $1 million months after being told his Mega Millions ticket was not a winner.

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He showed his ticket for the May 20 Mega Millions drawing and was told it was not a winner.

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he held onto the ticket and got a second opinion weeks later at the Virginia Lottery Customer Service Center in Woodbridge.

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That is where he learned his ticket was valid and that he won $1 million.

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Meredith's ticket had the first five winning numbers but not the Mega Ball number. If his ticket also had the Mega Ball number, officials said Meredith would have won $131 million.

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