Georgia’s Education wins big due to Mega Millions Historic Jackpot
ATLANTA, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) – With the Mega Millions reaching a historic $1.6 billion, Tuesday’s winner isn’t the only one who won the jackpot.
Georgia’s education received $34.7 million to go towards Georgia’s Hope Scholarship and Pre-k Programs. Since the beginning, the Georgia Lottery Corp, has raised more than $19.8 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. Over 1.8 million students have received HOPE scholarships, and more than 1.6 million 4-year olds participated in voluntary prekindergarten programs.
Also, South Carolina’s Mega Millions winner isn’t the only one going home with some money. Several Georgia Lottery players won big statewide, winning tickets worth $10,000.
The $10,000 tickets were purchased in: Athens, Atlanta (2), Buford, Conyers, Fort Valley, Hinesville, Kennesaw, LaGrange, Marietta (2), Pooler, Rising Fawn, Sandy Springs, Savannah, Tallapoosa (2), Trenton, Villa Rica and Warner Robins.
The winning numbers from Tuesday’s drawing were: 5-28-62-65-70 and the Mega Ball was 5.
There is another opportunity to win some cash, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $620 million. Tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide or online. Good Luck!