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Atlanta-area college student packs $1M Powerball prize

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

ATLANTA – An Atlanta-area college student has struck gold with a windfall from the Georgia Lottery. Sabrina Yates of Kennesaw matched the first five winning numbers from the Feb. 19 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.

QuikTrip #0729, 2804 Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

The 22-year-old claimed her prize Feb. 24 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“I didn’t know I’d won until my boyfriend looked at the ticket,” she said. “I laughed and said that it wasn’t real.”

For Yates, winning still feels unreal.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet in the slightest,” she said.

Studying sports management, Yates intends to complete school.

Winning numbers from the Feb. 19 Powerball drawing were: 1-17-35-49-54 and the Powerball was 34.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $40 million to a single annuity winner.

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 $15 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 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

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