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$77M Lottery Ticket

December 23, 2011 by staff 

$77M Lottery Ticket$77M Lottery Ticket, Check your tickets! A $77 million Powerball ticket from the June 29 drawing is set to expire Monday, Dec. 26. The lucky ticket was purchased at Pilot Travel Center #0312, 882 Georgia Highway 100 in Tallapoosa. Winning numbers from the drawing were: 24-30-45-57-59 and the Powerball was 26. Winners in Georgia have 180 days from the draw date to claim.

Georgia Lottery headquarters and district offices will be closed Friday through Monday. However, the winner can claim at the Georgia Lottery kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, located in the baggage claim areas of the North and South terminals.

The Georgia Lottery’s airport hours are: 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Monday; 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.

Unclaimed Powerball jackpot prize funds are returned proportionately to each participating state based on that state’s sales for the particular drawing. Forty-two states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands participate in Powerball.

In Georgia, unclaimed prize funds go back into the prize pool to be used for future game prizes, special prize promotions, and ultimately are paid out to players. Also of this money, $200,000 is transferred annually to the Georgia Department of Human Resources for education and treatment programs for problem gambling.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.9 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 Pre-K Program. More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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