After 2 months, mystery winners claim $83M lotto ticket sold in Cobb

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After two months, the winners of an $83 million lottery jackpot have come forward and claimed their prize won from a ticket sold at a Marietta gas station.

But who are they?

The state lottery agency merely said “members of ADirectConnection LLC” had reaped the the Nov. 18 Mega Millions drawing Thursday.

“If individuals decide to play in a group, prizes may be claimed by a single legal entity, such as a corporation, partnership or trust. Often times, winners consult with attorneys, accountants and financial advisors to decide what option is best for them,” said Tandi Reddick, spokeswoman for the Georgia lottery.

It’s not uncommon for winners to wait to claim their prize.

A 64-year-old woman from Dallas claimed her $7.5 million lottery prize in October three months after she knew she was a winner because she wanted time to plan.

For the $83 million prize, the agency had put the word out a few days after the drawing that no one had claimed the prize. 

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Christina Ford, 64 of Dallas, poses with her $7.5 million lottery check. She split a July jackpot with a winner in Virginia.

Christina Ford, 64 of Dallas, poses with her $7.5 million lottery check. She split a July jackpot with a winner in Virginia.

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Christina Ford, 64 of Dallas, poses with her $7.5 million lottery check. She split a July jackpot with a winner in Virginia.

The business was formed 10 days after the drawing, according to state records. It is registered to a Sugarloaf Parkway address in Duluth that matches a psychiatrist's office.

The agency was not immediately available to give more details about the winners.

The winners chose to receive the prize in cash, which netted $50,826,699 before taxes.

The winning numbers were 31-32-49-55-58 and the Mega Ball was 15. The store that sold the lucky ticket was White Water Chevron at 334 Cobb Parkway S. in Marietta.

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