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Posted: April 4, 2012 11:15 a.m.

Ga. woman claims $250K lottery prize

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an Atlanta woman has come forward to claim a $250,000 prize she won in last month's record-jackpot Mega Millions drawing.

CBS Atlanta reports (http://bit.ly/Hm5Y5a) that Tarenthia Geer matched the first five numbers in the March 30 drawing and claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters.

Georgia Lottery officials say she's 1 of 6 Georgia players who won $250,000 payouts in the historic drawing. The six winning Georgia tickets were purchased in Athens, Atlanta, Ellabell, Hendersonville, Marietta and Waco.

Another 48 Georgians won $10,000 prizes for matching 4 of the five white balls plus the Mega Ball.

Three grand-prize winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, giving their owners a share of the largest lottery jackpot in history.

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