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Georgia players still win big in $588M Powerball

With information from the Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA – Check your Powerball tickets, Georgia! You may hold a winning ticket. Two jackpot winning tickets for Wednesday's record $588 million Powerball drawing were purchased in Arizona and Missouri.

Georgia Lottery players also won big. David Jackson of Riverdale won $1 million in the drawing. He claimed his prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters Thursday. Georgia Food Mart #0001, located at 377 Highway 138 S.W. in Riverdale, sold the lucky ticket.

One player in Georgia multiplied a $10,000 prize to $40,000 with the Power Play option. The ticket was purchased at Chevron Food Mart, 2140 Fairburn Road, Douglasville.

Thirty-three Georgia players won $10,000 prizes in: Alpharetta, Atlanta (3), Brunswick, Cedartown, Columbus, Conyers (2), Cordele, Dallas (2), Duluth, Gainesville, Grovetown, Jonesboro (2), LaGrange, Lawrenceville, Leesburg, Marietta, Monroe, Newnan, Norcross, Pelham, Perry, Rising Fawn, Savannah (2), Smyrna, Sylvester, Valdosta and West Point.

Many other Georgia Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 to $200. Winning numbers from Wednesday's Powerball drawing were: 5-16-22-23-29 and the Powerball number was 6.

Georgia students were also big winners with the Powerball roll yielding $16.9 million for the Georgia 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 $13.8 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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