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January 25, 2012

Winning $71 million lottery ticket sold in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia might be home to the nation’s newest mega-millionaire.

Authorities say a winning ticket was sold in Georgia for the $71 million Mega Millions jackpot. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/yBw7vT) that a single winning ticket was sold in Atlanta.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night were 10, 22, 24, 36 and 49 with a mega ball of 33.

The Mega Millions jackpot now resets to $12 million. The jackpot for Powerball, the other multi-state lottery played in Georgia, is $120 million.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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