(GROVETOWN, GA) - Mega Millions was worth a billion to an Illinois ticket holder, but there's one sold in Grovetown Georgia that's worth a million dollars.

The lucky ticket was sold at Food Lion located on Columbia Road.  A second million dollar ticket was sold in McDonough Georgia.  The tickets had all the winning numbers except for the Mega Ball.

According to the Georgia Lottery, Mega Millions raised "$33,678,000 for the Georgia Lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs."

Press release:

Mega Millions generates $33.68M for education in Georgia, $9.4M in prizes
ATLANTA – While one lucky ticket in Illinois won the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot Friday, Georgia’s students and Georgia Lottery players also won big.
Since the jackpot began growing April 19 through Friday’s drawing, Mega Millions generated $33,678,000 for the Georgia Lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs.
Additionally, Georgia Lottery players won $9,416,000 in prizes in the 30 drawings that made up this jackpot run.
In Georgia, Friday’s drawing produced two $1 million winners, three $20,000 winners, eight $10,000 winners, along with more than 553,000 other prizes ranging from $2 to $1,000.
The two $1 million tickets, which matched the first five winning numbers but not the Mega Ball, were purchased at:
  • Food Lion #2143, 5157 Columbia Road, Grovetown
  • Speedy #0007, 15 Upchurch Road, McDonough
The three $20,000 tickets, which matched the first four of five winning numbers plus the Mega Ball and increased from $10,000 to $20,000 with the 2X Megaplier, were purchased at:
  • Pilot Travel Center #67, 968 Cassville-White Road, Cartersville
  • Publix Super Market #0033, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta
  • Kroger #482 Fuel Center, 4317 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker
The eight $10,000 tickets, which matched the first four of five winning numbers plus the Mega Ball, were purchased at:
  • Quick Stop, 8615 Ball Ground Highway, Ball Ground
  • Sunoco Food Mart, 3311 Jodeco Road, Jonesboro
  • Exxon Food Mart, 3545 Panola Road, Lithonia
  • Copper Pantry, 33 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville
  • Publix Super Market #1154, 12800 Highway 144 E, Richmond Hill
  • Yorkville Market, 6454 Highway 101 N, Rockmart
  • Texaco Food Mart, 4513 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain
  • Exxon Food Mart, 2094 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee
The $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot ($1.28 billion advertised) had a final cash value of $780.5 million. After 30 drawings, the exciting jackpot run ended as the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot and third largest jackpot prize in U.S. history.
Winning numbers from the July 29 Mega Millions drawing were: 13-36-45-57-67 and the Mega Ball was 14. The Megaplier was 2X.
Mega Millions winners in Georgia have 180 days from the draw date to claim prizes.
It only takes $2 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play. The optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game’s jackpot prize only.
Mega Millions tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide. Georgia residents with a Georgia mailing address, who are located in Georgia at the time of purchase, can purchase tickets via the Georgia Lottery app or online at www.galottery.com.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. (ET).
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $20 million to a single annuity winner.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $25.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 2 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.7 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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