Ga. lotto adds $16.9 million to education programs

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Lottery officials say 35 players won prizes of $10,000 or more in the Powerball drawing.

Officials say David Jackson bought a ticket at the Georgia Food Mart in Riverdale and won $1 million in Wednesday's drawing.

An unidentified player who bought their ticket at a Chevron in Douglasville also won $40,000. Officials say 33 other players won $10,000 each. Many others won between $4 and $200.

Two winning tickets for the $588 million Powerball jackpot were sold in Arizona and Missouri.

Georgia Lottery officials Thursday announced Powerball ticket sales this week translated to $16.9 million for the HOPE Scholarship fund and for pre-kindergarten programs.

The Georgia Lottery has helped fund HOPE scholarships for over 1.4 million students, and preschool programs for over 1.2 million children.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)


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