ATLANTA — Lottery officials say a woman from suburban Atlanta has claimed the $72 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Marcia Adams, 33, of College Park, turned in her winning ticket at the lottery’s Atlanta headquarters Thursday. Adams selected the cash option, which gave her $52 million.
Adams said she discovered she had won on her way to work Thursday when her boyfriend checked the results of Tuesday’s drawing on his cellphone. Adams said she “almost lost my mind” when she heard the news.
She said she and her boyfriend plan to get married and buy a house with the money. The accountant said she plans to keep working.
In other news
A 30-YEAR-OLD TEACHER died from a heart attack at a metro Atlanta high school. Ryan Daniel collapsed early Thursday morning during a pick-up basketball game before students arrived at Buford High School.
A GEORGIA JUDGE ON Thursday rejected an appeal by a death row inmate’s brother, clearing the way for Nicholas Cody Tate to be executed on Tuesday for the 2001 murders of a Dallas, Ga., woman and her 3-year-old daughter.
A U.S. POSTAL SERVICE employee and four others has been indicted on charges of stealing nearly $600,000 in U.S. Treasury checks from a metro Atlanta distribution center.
A DEKALB COUNTY POLICE officer has been fired after he was arrested on charges that he stole from suspects while on patrol.
– From wire reports