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Georgia Lottery looking for $7.5M Mega Millions winner

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Lottery officials are trying to solve the case of the missing millionaire. Half of a $15 million jackpot won in Georgia remains unclaimed.

The outstanding ticket, worth approximately $7.5 million, is one of two that split the July 22 Mega Millions jackpot prize.

Kroger #0634, located at 8876 Dallas Acworth Highway in Dallas, sold the lucky ticket. The second ticket that shared the jackpot prize was purchased in Virginia.

Georgia winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim Mega Millions prizes.

Georgia Lottery players have a chance to win big this week with Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot at $20 million and Wednesday's Powerball jackpot at $136 million.

Earlier this month William and Heather ten Broeke of Atlanta came forward as winners of a $246.8 million Powerball jackpot.  (See Georgia couple claim $246.8 million Powerball jackpot, Lottery Post, Oct. 6, 2016.)

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Posted: October 18, 2016, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

I hope they are getting things in order and have the ticket at a safe place. Nice win!

(Address where sold looks like a winning number 8876)

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    Posted: October 18, 2016, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

    Its been almost 3 months.  That tickets lost.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: October 18, 2016, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

      Hate to say it but it is most likely another lost ticket. I can't see the winner taking this long for a base jackpot prize that was split 2-ways. If it was $100 million or more than it would make more sense.

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        Posted: October 18, 2016, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

        Its been almost 3 months.  That tickets lost.

        I don't understand the article.  Says ticket was split between TX and VA and yet GA is involved?  That's where MM drawings take place if I'm not mistaken.  Maybe they meant to say a three way split.  Nap time I guess.

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          Posted: October 18, 2016, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

          I don't understand the article.  Says ticket was split between TX and VA and yet GA is involved?  That's where MM drawings take place if I'm not mistaken.  Maybe they meant to say a three way split.  Nap time I guess.

          Texas was never mentioned...ticket was sold in Dallas, GA.

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            Posted: October 18, 2016, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

            Looks like after 180 days that other winner will receive the full jackpot.  I know what that person is wishing for.

            Never give up.  Banana

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              Posted: October 18, 2016, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

              Looks like after 180 days that other winner will receive the full jackpot.  I know what that person is wishing for.

              I don't think they will be entitled to the full amount. Another similar scenario played out with two guys from Michigan who had one of the winning tickets and the other winning ticket was never redeemed. They tried suing to get the other half of the jackpot but to no avail.

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                Posted: October 18, 2016, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                Texas was never mentioned...ticket was sold in Dallas, GA.

                Thank you; told you guys I was tired!!

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                  Posted: October 18, 2016, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                  Its been almost 3 months.  That tickets lost.

                  Hopefully it's not lost, but you're most likely correct.

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                    Posted: October 18, 2016, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't think they will be entitled to the full amount. Another similar scenario played out with two guys from Michigan who had one of the winning tickets and the other winning ticket was never redeemed. They tried suing to get the other half of the jackpot but to no avail.

                     The unclaimed winnings will be returned to the States that play MM. Lurking

                     Chi ha danari, trova cugini. (He who has money finds many cousins.) Italian proverb

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                      Posted: October 19, 2016, 5:11 am - IP Logged

                      They probably threw the Ticket on the floor of their vehicle either blew away when their door was open or stuck to the bottom of some ones shoe when they got out....... NOW IT"S LONG GONE See Ya!

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                        Posted: October 19, 2016, 5:33 am - IP Logged

                        I don't understand the article.  Says ticket was split between TX and VA and yet GA is involved?  That's where MM drawings take place if I'm not mistaken.  Maybe they meant to say a three way split.  Nap time I guess.

                        It does say in the story purchased at a Kroger #0634 address #'s Dallas (something st), in Dallas But didn't say GA after so your not as tired as you thought, If something says Dallas I would think TX also! Or Maybe you are sleepy Bed

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                          Posted: October 19, 2016, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                          I think the same person has both winning tickets. Because NEITHER of the winning tickets from that drawing have been cashed yet. The stores they were purchased at are only about 9 hours apart. (The Other ticket was sold in Va.)  I'm thinking a Truck driver or someone visiting family has both tickets. Who knows.. I might have them! Go, Me !!!!!!!

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                            Posted: October 19, 2016, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                            Neither of the winning tickets from that drawing have been cashed. (The other ticket was sold in Va.) So, what do you think the odds are of both tickets being lost ?