ATLANTA — Two people just got a nice holiday bonus from the Georgia Lottery and a third is still out there - someone who hasn't claimed their prize.
According to state lottery officials, three $10,000 lottery tickets were sold at three different locations. The tickets were sold at the Shell station at 1800 Highway 138 NE in Conyers, the Marathon located at 2536 Charles Hardy Parkway in Dallas and the Citgo Parth 121 located at 732 Highway 82 in Georgetown.
Winners in Dallas and Georgetown have already come forward to accept their prizes as of Tuesday. However, the third person who purchased a ticket in Conyers is still out there.
Since Sept. 27, the jackpot has grown and rolled 18 times. It currently sits at about $243 million. The most recent winning numbers were 7-12-17-49-53 and the Mega Ball was 24.
Payment of the winning ticket can be distributed in two ways, as a $243 million annuity prize to be paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or a cash option which pays out $167 million.
The last big winner on Sept. 24, 2019, won $227 million in Texas. The next drawing is Nov. 30 with regular drawings held at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Fridays.
It costs $2 to play plus $1 per play for "Megaplier" and $3 for just the Jackpot.
Also growing is the Powerball jackpot which is currently at about $100 million. The jackpot was last hit in California on Nov. 2 and was worth $150 million.
It has rolled over seven times since Nov. 6.
Money raised by Georgia Lottery Corporation goes toward specific education programs including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and the state's Pre-K program.