The Georgia Lottery is trying to solve the case of the missing millionaire– and that’s because half of a $15 million jackpot won in Georgia remains unclaimed. The outstanding ticket, worth approximately $7.5 million, is one of two that split the July 22 Mega Millions jackpot prize.
Kroger #0634, located at 8876 Dallas Acworth Highway in Dallas, sold the lucky ticket. The second ticket that shared the jackpot prize was purchased in Virginia.
Georgia winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim Mega Millions prizes. Georgia Lottery players have a chance to win big this week with Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot at $20 million and Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot at $136 million.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $17.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.