Friday, March 8, 2013
ATLANTA – A quick stop turned out to be a quick quarter-million dollar treat for one Fayetteville woman. Grace Bergeron, a career services director, matched the first five winning numbers from the Feb. 15 Mega Millions drawing, winning a $250,000 prize.
Bergeron, who has one adult son with her husband, John, considers the win special.
“I stopped on a whim,” she said. “I needed gas.”
QuikTrip #0834, 1676 Bankhead Highway in Carrollton, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.
Winning numbers from the Feb. 15 Mega Millions drawing were: 11-35-41-42-44 and the Mega Ball was 42.
The lucky winner explained that as she pumped her gas, she considered purchasing a ticket. She used the change she found inside of her car. Following the drawing, Bergeron checked the results on her computer at home.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Bergeron recalled upon discovering her prize. “I called my husband and said, ‘Get up here right now!’”
With her son in college, Bergeron said the money will go toward his education.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $33 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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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