ATLANTA — The next time you buy a lottery ticket, you may want to check out one of these stores.
And when the lottery jackpot is more than half a billion dollars, it may be worth the drive.
Will you win it all? Make sure to watch the Mega Millions drawing LIVE on WSB-TV TONIGHT at 11 p.m., followed by WSB Tonight.
Channel 2 Action News worked with the Georgia lottery to come up with the stores with multiple $1 million-plus wins in the last 4 years. There were 15 stores with the million dollar winners:
|Retailer Name||Address||City||# of $1M+ prizes since 2017|
|Hiram Food & Fuel||4120 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway||Hiram||2|
|Shiv Discount Corner #0002||2801 Montgomery Street||Savannah||2|
|Reliance Fuel||2195 Fairburn Road||Douglasville||2|
|Quick Change Marathon||101 Lukken Industrial Drive W||Lagrange||2|
|Mobile Exxon||2750 Fairburn Road||Douglasville||2|
|Bills Beauty Supply||6 North Ivy Street||Butler||2|
|Chevron||629 Scenic Highway, Suite B||Lawrenceville||2|
|Corner Food Mart||4410 Lawrenceville Road||Loganville||2|
|Chevron Food Mart||4485 Campbellton Road SW Suite B||Atlanta||2|
|Raco||202 East Main Street||Swainsboro||2|
|Exxon Food Mart||4614 Jimmy Carter Boulevard||Norcross||2|
|Grands #0022||2785 Bobo Road||Dallas||2|
|Jet Food Store #0005||1201 North Liberty Street||Waynesboro||2|
|Publix Super Market #0744||13015 Browns Bridge Road||Covington||2|
|Murphy USA #7801||1469 North Expressway||Griffin||2|
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The Georgia Lottery also released a list of the top-selling “busiest” retailers in north Georgia:
|Robinson & Sons||14 Commerce Place||Tallaposa|
|Pilot Travel Center #312||882 Highway 100||Tallaposa|
|Exxon Food Mart||1031 Georgia Highway 100 S||Tallaposa|
|Loves Travel #0311||523 Atlantic Avenue||Waco|
|Newborns Truck Stop||840 Georgia Highway 100 S||Tallaposa|
|Citgo Food Mart||1066 Georgia Highway||Tallaposa|
|Heby’s Shell||4360 Floyd Road||Mableton|
|Publix Super Market #1363||104 Town Boulevard, Suite 100||Atlanta|
|Jones Bridge Food Mart||10930 Jones Bridge Road||Alpharetta|
|DSJ Fuel Centers LLC||153 U.S. Highway 24 Bypass||Bremen|
According to WGXA-TV, two stores in Warner Robbins had dozens of wins.
The Sunoco/Welcome gas station on Lakeview Road came in with 37 wins, while the P.K. Food Mart on Wellborn Road had 33 wins.
You have to go back to 2013 to find the largest single payout on Georgia lottery history. Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, was one of the winners of the $648 million jackpot. She ended up receiving a lump sum of $173 million.
The ticket was sold at the Gateway Newsstand inside One Alliance Center on Lenox Road.
The largest single-day payout for the CASH 3 game occurred on January 2, 2000 when the numbers 777 were drawn. Players won more than $27.4 million.
The largest single-day payout for the CASH 4 game occurred on March 20, 1998 when the numbers 2222 were drawn. Lucky CASH 4 players won $9 million.
On July 22, 2016, one top prize winning ticket won $1,770,720 the largest payout to a single winner ever in the history of Fantasy 5.
Here are some interesting facts about Mega Millions:
- The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 302,575,350 to 1.
- The largest Mega Millions jackpot won on a single ticket was drawn in October 2018 in South Carolina.
- That prize was worth $1.537 billion, making it the world’s largest lottery prize won on a single ticket.
- Six Mega Millions jackpots have been won on a Friday the 13th.
- There was a jackpot winner in the very first Mega Millions drawing. The drawing on May 17, 2002, resulted in a $28 million winning ticket in Illinois.
- Since the game began in 2002, there have been 194 jackpots won by 219 individual tickets. Twenty of those jackpots have been shared by two or more winning tickets.
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