ATLANTA – Georgia was a huge winner with Wednesday’s record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. Two $1 million tickets, one $100,000 ticket, and 30 $50,000 tickets were purchased in Georgia for last night’s drawing.
Three winning jackpot tickets were purchased in California, Florida and Tennessee.
Georgia’s lucky $1 million tickets were purchased at: Quik Mart, 48 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta; and Quick Stop, 1656 U.S. Highway 221 N., Douglas.
Jones Bridge Food Mart LLC, located at 10930 Jones Bridge Road in Alpharetta, sold the $100,000 ticket.
The $50,000 winning tickets were purchased in: Alpharetta, Atlanta (2), Bremen, Brunswick, College Park, Dallas, Duluth, Eastman, Evans, Forsyth, Hampton (2), Hapeville, LaGrange, Lake Park, Mableton, Macon (2), Marietta, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sharpsburg, Suwanee, Tallapoosa, Temple, Thunderbolt, Trenton, Valdosta and Winder.
Since the Powerball jackpot began growing Nov. 7, Georgia Lottery players have won more than $18.5 million. In January alone, Georgia has produced four $1 million winners, one $100,000 winner, and 59 $50,000 winners.
During the historic $1.5 billion jackpot roll, Powerball generated $43.5 million for the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs.
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 $17 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.