Winner Still Hasn't Claimed Ga. Lottery Jackpot

ATLANTA (AP) - By midmorning Wednesday the winner of Friday's $133 million Mega Millions jackpot still hadn't contacted the Georgia Lottery to claim the prize.

The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron station in Mableton in south Cobb County.

Lottery spokeswoman Tandi Reddick said Wednesday morning that the winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the winnings. She said it's not uncommon for winners to wait a few days
or more.

Reddick said that, after all sales were tallied, the jackpot was worth $133 million. If the winner chooses to take an immediate lump sum payment, the payout would be nearly $57 million after state and federal taxes are taken out.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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