Wednesday, May 16, 2012
ATLANTA – A Paulding County couple has claimed a Georgia Lottery prize worth millions. Kenneth and Mary Davis of Dallas matched the first five numbers from the May 9 Powerball drawing, winning a $2 million prize.
The couple selected the PowerPlay option for an additional $1, increasing their prize amount by $1 million.
The Davis’ claimed their prize Wednesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
Winning numbers from the May 9 drawing were: 1-7-11-55-56 and the Powerball was 1.
Crossroads Grocery, located at 8774 Dallas Acworth Highway in Dallas, sold the winning ticket.
Powerball is a multi-state game that is $2 per play. Players can increase prizes with the PowerPlay option for an additional $1 per play. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
Wednesday’s jackpot is $90 million.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.4 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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