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Georgia Woman Claims $72 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

For Immediate Release: 1/27/2012

Marcia Adams of College Park, Georgia has claimed her $72 million jackpot from the January 24, 2012 Mega Millions drawing. The 33-year-old accounting professional chose the cash option, pocketing about $52 million. For the time being, she plans to keep working.

The odds of winning the jackpot playing Mega Millions are 1:175,711,536. The game is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Mega Millions jackpot currently sits at $12 million for the next drawing, which is January 27, 2012.

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