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Georgia Lottery Players Celebrate MEGA Prizes

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery players are flying high after Tuesday's (Nov. 15) Mega Millions jackpot soared to record heights at an estimated $315 million. With nine ways to win playing Mega Millions, more than 219,000 Georgia Lottery players won cash prizes totaling over $1.5 million in Tuesday's drawing.

"Georgia Lottery players all over the state won big with this exciting, record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot," said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "The students of Georgia are also big winners since Mega Millions is a great contributor to our profit to HOPE and pre-K."

The winning numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing were: 2-4-5-40-48 and the Gold Mega Ball was 7. Two lucky Georgia Lottery players matched the first five winning numbers to win $250,000 each. The $250,000 winning tickets were purchased in Carrollton and Forest Park. Ten players in Georgia matched the first four winning numbers plus the Gold Mega Ball to win $10,000 each. The $10,000 winning tickets were sold in the following cities: Atlanta, Carrollton, Duluth, Fairburn, Forsyth, Hinesville, Jackson, Peachtree City, Smyrna and Vienna.

Mega Millions Nov. 15 * Georgia Lottery Winners * Prize Amount

5/5
2 players won $250,000

4/5 + Mega Ball
10 players won $10,000

4/5
505 players won $150

3/5 + Mega Ball
829 players won $150

2/5 + Mega Ball
10,982 players won $10

3/5
28,994 players won $7

1/5 + Mega Ball
63,535 players won $3

0/5 + Mega Ball
114,633 players won $2

TOTAL
219,490 Georgia Lottery players won a total of $1,532,749

There was one Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket sold for this drawing. The winning ticket was purchased in California.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 p.m. EST, with an estimated $12 million jackpot.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia. Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.8 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 Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

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