Monday, December 31, 2012
ATLANTA – A Kellogg’s worker has packaged a quarter-million dollar prize for the New Year. Yonqueal Ridley of Riverdale matched the first five numbers from the Dec. 28 Mega Millions drawing, winning a $250,000 prize.
Ridley claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
Winning numbers from the Dec. 28 Mega Millions drawing were: 10-13-32-40-41 and the Mega Ball was 32.
The lucky winner selected her own numbers randomly, she said.
K & B Grocery, located at 660 Roberts Drive in Riverdale, sold the winning combination.
“I found out the next morning while watching TV,” said Ridley, 40. “I was screaming and hollering.”
Although in “shock and awe,” Ridley was optimistic that she’d win.
“I want to buy a new home,” the mother of two exclaimed.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $30 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.8 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 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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