$49 million Mega Millions ticket sold in south Georgia

It remains to be seen whether anyone will win Wednesday night’s record $500 million Powerball jackpot, but one lottery player in Thomasville is waking up $49 million richer after matching all six numbers in Tuesday’s Mega Millions game.

Another Georgia Lottery player matched the first five numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing – 5, 12, 26, 42 and 49 – but not the Mega Ball of 24. That player won $250,000.

Susie Q’s, a convenience store at 13091 U.S. Highway 319 N. in Thomasville, sold the lucky jackpot ticket, Georgia Lottery officials said.

Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is the largest in the multi-state game’s history, but falls short of the Mega Millions record of $646 million set earlier this year on March 30. That jackpot was split by players in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.

The Powerball drawing can be seen live just before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.

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