Posted: Thursday, November 29th 2012 at 12:20pm
Georgia Lottery players, students win big in $588M Powerball drawing
ATLANTA – Two jackpot winning tickets for Wednesday’s record $588 million Powerball drawing were purchased in Arizona and Missouri but Georgia players also won big, including one who bought a ticket in Gainesville.
David Jackson of Riverdale won $1 million in the drawing. He claimed his prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters Thursday. Georgia Food Mart #0001, located at 377 Highway 138 S.W. in Riverdale, sold the lucky ticket.
One player in Georgia multiplied a $10,000 prize to $40,000 with the Power Play option. That ticket was purchased at Chevron Food Mart, 2140 Fairburn Road, Douglasville.
Thirty-three Georgia players won $10,000 prizes with tickets bought in Alpharetta, Atlanta (3), Brunswick, Cedartown, Columbus, Conyers (2), Cordele, Dallas (2), Duluth, Gainesville, Grovetown, Jonesboro (2), LaGrange, Lawrenceville, Leesburg, Marietta, Monroe, Newnan, Norcross, Pelham, Perry, Rising Fawn, Savannah (2), Smyrna, Sylvester, Valdosta and West Point.
Many other Georgia Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 to $200.
Winning numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were: 5-16-22-23-29 and the Powerball number was 6.
Georgia students were also big winners with the Powerball roll yielding $16.9 million for the Georgia Lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball benefit education in the state.
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