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How many people in Georgia have won Mega Millions jackpots?

ATLANTA — More than $1.2 billion is up for grabs in Friday night’s historic Mega Millions drawing.

The new total released at noon is the second highest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

You can watch the LIVE Mega Millions drawing every Tuesday and Friday night RIGHT HERE on Channel 2, right before WSB Tonight at 11 p.m.

Georgia is not the state that has sold the most winning lottery tickets. The title goes to New York and California. However, the Peach State has produced its fair share of millionaires.

There have been 15 Mega Millions winners in Georgia since 2002, according to the Mega Millions. The most recent winning numbers belonged to a LLC who purchased the ticket at White Water Chevron on Cobb Parkway.

Here is the full list of winners in Georgia. Note that a few of the winners split the jackpot with winners in other states.

  • November 18, 2016 - $83 million won by ADirectConnection LLC of Georgia
  • July 22, 2016 - $7.5 million won by Christina Ford of Dallas, Ga.
  • December 17, 2013 - $324 million won by Ira Curry of Stone Mountain, Ga.
  • November 27, 2012 - $50 million won by Zippy Vonier of Thomasville, Ga.
  • January 24, 2012 - $72 million won by Marcia Adams in Atlanta, Ga.
  • September 1, 2009 - $12 million won by Wayne Reese of Sharpsburg, Ga.
  • October 21, 2008 - $42 million won by Mark Staffa of Rockmart, Ga.
  • August 29, 2008 - $133 million won by the Skinner family of Carrollton, Ga.
  • February 22, 2008 - $275 million won by Robert Harris of Portal, Ga.
  • March 6, 2007 - $195 million won by Eddie Nabors of Dalton, Ga.
  • September 15, 2006 - $163 million won by Ben Chason of Bainbridge, Ga.
  • January 18, 2005 - $131 million won by Margaret Jones of Washington, Ga.
  • August 8, 2003 - $50 million won by Richard Mika of Savannah, Ga.
  • September 30, 2003 - $150 million won by Stephen Moore of Fitzgerald, Ga.
  • November 11, 2003 - $70 million won by $23.3 million each Stephen Cooke of Roswell, Ga.