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3 south Georgia couples claim $250K prize

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Special to the Journal

ATLANTA – Three south Georgia couples have come forward to claim their share of a quarter-million dollar Mega Millions prize from the May 14 drawing. Albert and Helen Deberry of Alapaha; Albert and Earlene Williams of Ocilla; and Bobby Williams and Mary McLeod of Tifton, matched the first five winning numbers to win a $250,000 prize.

The couples claimed their share recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

G & G Food Mart, 111 S. Irwin Ave. in Ocilla sold the winning ticket.

Winning numbers from the May 14 Mega Millions drawing were: 6-10-12-28-32 and the Mega Ball was 38.

Helen Deberry, 73, said the group are childhood friends who meet each week for dinner. While dining, each picked a number to play with hopes of winning the jackpot.“We made a pact that whatever we won, we’d divide it among the six of us,” Deberry said.

Between the couples, plans include a new truck, home repairs and savings.

Tuesday’s jackpot is at an estimated $12 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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