US$ 270 Million Mega Millions Winner in Georgia.
A small Georgia town is abuzz after Georgia Lottery officials announced that the winning ticket, worth US$ 270 Million, to the Mega Millions drawing, was purchased in the town of Portal -- about 200 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Billy Hodges who’s the general manager of a local store there, says one of his regular customers bought the ticket for her family.
Hodges says "it happened to a nice lady" who "really deserves it."
The Georgia Lottery will not confirm a winner until the ticket is presented for verification.
Its offices are closed until Monday.
In addition to the grand prize, 36 players matched five numbers but not the Mega ball.
They get US$ 250,000 each.