Friday, March 29, 2013
ATLANTA – A Georgia Lottery winner has scored a quarter-million dollar prize from the March 26 Mega Millions drawing. Michael Millsap of Jacksonville, Ala., won a $250,000 prize from matching the first five numbers from the drawing.
Millsap, 23, claimed his prize Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery’s headquarters in Atlanta.
“I was at work when I saw this,” said Millsap, who paints cars at a Honda manufacturing plant near Birmingham. “I looked the results up on my phone while I was eating breakfast, and my mind blew up!”
Chevron Food Mart, 2382 Gadsden Road S.W. in Cave Spring, sold the winning ticket. Winning numbers from the March 26 Mega Millions drawing were: 20-33-46-49-51 and the Mega Ball was 46.
Upon discovering his windfall, Millsap said he was “frozen in shock.”
“My jaw hit the ground, and I’m sure the concrete shattered,” he quipped. “I feel amazing.”
Paying off bills and helping his grandfather pay for cancer treatments tops Millsap’s to-do list, he shared.
Twenty-five of Millsap’s co-workers from the Honda plant shared a $250,000 prize last year from the historic $656 million Mega Millions drawing held March 30, 2012.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $34 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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