Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
August 28, 2007
Grady County-- Lottery players in 12 states were gobbling up tickets for Tuesday's $250 million Mega Millions Jackpot. Unfortunately for our neighbors to the south, Florida is not one of those states. That's why many Floridians are coming over the state line to Georgia for their chance to strike it rich.
Randy Linton doesn't normally take his chances playing the lottery. "Occasionally a scratch-off but very rarely," he says. But today he couldn't resist shelling out a buck and buying a ticket, because as he says, "this is worth doing."
And with such huge jackpot, that's the consensus among many. "I guess a lot of people, now that its so big, its at $250 million, a lot of people are pretty excited," explains Rakesh Patel, manager at Parkway Junction convenience store.
Linton lives in Tallahassee and while he didn't come here just to buy a ticket today, he thinks a lot of his fellow Floridians would. "When they hear how much it is I'm sure they do," says Linton. Patel adds, "A lot of people from Florida come down just for the lottery, we have cheaper gas prices too so they come down and get some lottery."
And Georgia store owners aren't complaining about the boost in business. If you'd planned to quickly pick up something from a convenience store after work Tuesday, chances are you probably had to wait behind a long line of lottery hopefuls instead. "Usually around 5:00 p.m. when everyone gets off of work people come down for mega millions quick picks and stuff like that," says Patel.
So after picking out your lucky numbers, or relying on fate to do it, all that's left to do is hope you're the one to hit the jackpot.
The drawing for the jackpot is every Tuesday and Friday. It has rolled over 14 times with no winner.