Willie Lynch of Powder Springs became an instant millionaire earlier this month.
Lynch stopped by the Sharp Shell on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs and bought the winning $1 million ticket, which was from the Georgia Lottery 20th Anniversary Extravaganza instant game, according to a news release from the Georgia Lottery Corp. Lynch claimed his prize Oct. 10.
Thomas Bush of Atlanta won more than $256,000 earlier this month when the ticket he bought at The Otter convenience store on Virginia Avenue matched all five winning numbers. Bush claimed his prize Oct. 13, according to lottery officials.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $216 million and Friday’s MegaMillions jackpot is estimated at $65 million.