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COLLEGE PARK | Woman wins $72M lottery jackpot

3:46 PM, Jan 26, 2012   |    comments
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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A College Park woman claimed a big Georgia Lottery prize Thursday after matching all of the winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Mega Millions drawing.

Marcia Adams, 33, won $72 million. She chose the cash option and went home with $52 million.

Adams said she urged her boyfriend Kenneth to buy the winning Quik Pik ticket when he went to the Chevron Food Mart on Buffington Road for a candy bar.

"We found out [we won] this morning while he was taking me to work," she said. "I almost lost my mind."

The couple was talking about the ticket when Kenneth checked the results of the drawing on his cell phone.

"We've been laughing since then," Adams said. "We feel like we're dreaming, like this isn't real."

Adams has been an accountant for 12 years and said she has no plans to stop working. She and Kenneth have been dating for seven years.

When asked how the couple plans to spend the prize, Adams said, "We're going to plan for our wedding and buy a house. We just want to be happy."

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