Lottery tickets generate $23 million for education in Georgia

Didn’t win this weekend’s $590.5 million lottery jackpot? A lot of us know the feeling.

The lone, mystery winner in Florida hasn’t come forward yet with the golden ticket. But that doesn’t mean Georgians are missing out on the winnings.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Peach State winners from the big weekend lotteries, according to the Georgia Lottery:

$1 million: Amount won by two tickets sold at RaceTrac at 1465 Riverstone Parkway in Canton and Corner Cupboard at 3857 Milgen Road in Columbus.

17: Number of tickets sold in Georgia worth $10,000. Two were sold in Decatur and one each sold in Buford, Columbus, Lindale, Duluth, Savannah, Atlanta, Marietta, Buchanan, Calhoun, Carrollton, Hiram, Covington, Cumming, Mableton and an Internet wager winner.

$36.8 million: Amount Georgians spent on Powerball tickets for the Saturday roll.

$14.9 million: Amount earned for education in Georgia from Powerball ticket sales. The remainder of the money goes toward prizes.

8: Where Georgia ranks among number of Powerball winners. Out of the 7,598,547 who won some prize amount, 229,721 were in Georgia. California had the most winners with 769,585.

$2: Cost of a Powerball ticket. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play.

$20.9 million: Amount Georgians spent to play Mega Millions for the Friday roll.

$8.5 million: Amount earned for education in Georgia from Mega Millions tickets.

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