Georgia winners claim 2-month-old $83 million Mega Millions jackpot

RELEASE DATE: 1/23/2017

ATLANTA – Members of ADirectConnection LLC recently came forward as winners of the $83 million jackpot for the Nov. 18, 2016, Mega Millions drawing.

The jackpot amount increased from an advertised $82 million to $83 million as a result of strong sales. The winners selected the cash option, which amounted to $50,826,699 before taxes.

Winning numbers for the Nov. 18 Mega Millions drawing were: 31-32-49-55-58 and the Mega Ball was 15. The winners selected their numbers using the game’s computerized Quik Pik option.

White Water Chevron, 334 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta, sold the lucky ticket.

Members of ADirectConnection LLC claimed their prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters Thursday.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $17.8 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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