Georgia Lottery

A couple of Georgians woke up $1 million richer after getting the winning lottery numbers

ATLANTA — If you purchased a Mega Millions ticket and matched all five numbers, you could be a million dollars richer.

That was the case for two lucky Georgians Saturday morning when Mega Millions announced its winners.

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One person in Illinois won the $1.337 billion jackpot, and all 20 players won $1 million.

Of those 20 people, two were right here in Georgia.


Channel 2′s Justin Carter was live at a gas station in Cobb County and spoke with a few people that are already playing, again.

This particular gas station sold the last winning Mega Million ticket in 2016 to Christina Ford who won $7 million.

One player said he bought 10 Mega Million tickets, and although he did not win the $1.37 billion, he was still happy for the person who did.

“You got to be happy for some people when you play. You got to be in it to win it,” said Steven Kelly, player.

The next lottery drawing will be next Tuesday, August 2 at 11 p.m. on Channel 2 Action News.

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