Henry store sells Decades of Dollars winning lottery ticket

Someone has a winning “Decades of Dollars” lottery ticket, and it was acquired at the Provisions BP gas station, located at 2297 Highway 20 E. in McDonough.

As of Friday, the winner had not been identified, and the winning ticket had not been produced, according to officials with the Georgia Lottery Corp. The ticket is worth $250,000-a-year for 30 years. In a press statement announcing the winning ticket, officials noted the the winner has 180 days from draw date of Thursday, to claim the prize.

Winning numbers from Thursday’s drawing were: 30-35-36-37-40-43.

Thursday’s drawing has produced the third Decades of Dollars winner in Georgia within two months. Dianne Reid, of Evans, Ga., won a top prize from the March 5 drawing, and Vilmer Meyer, of Austell, won a top prize from the March 8 drawing, according to state officials in a press statement.

Decades of Dollars is played in Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas. The game offers a top prize of $250,000 a year for 30 years or a one-time cash option amount of $4 million. The game has a $10,000 second prize. Decades of Dollars drawings are held at 11 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Tickets cost $2 per play.

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

 Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.4 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.