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Winning $40K Mega Millions ticket sold in Valdosta

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ATLANTA – One lucky lottery winner has filed a Mega Millions win from the March 20 drawing. Pamela Knight of Pinetta, Fla., increased a $10,000 prize to $40,000 with the Megaplier option from matching four out of five winning numbers plus the Mega Ball.

Knight, 58, anticipates taking a vacation and having dental work performed as a result of her win.

“I have calmed down a lot, but I’m very excited,” she said.

Winning numbers from the March 20 drawing were: 1-4-6-11-14 and the Mega Ball was 30. Knight selected her own combination and purchased her ticket at Johnson & Johnson #0040, 5139 Madison Highway in Valdosta.

Knight, who is a county sheriff, has a son and two grandchildren. She discovered that she’d won while at work.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s drawing is at a record $476 million to a single annuity winner. Mega Millions tickets are $1 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.1 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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