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Weekend jackpots shine: $99M Mega; $180M Powerball

Weekend jackpots shine: $99M Mega; $180M Powerball

ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery players this weekend have a chance to hook large prizes from two healthy jackpots.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday is at a strong $99 million with a whopping $180 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Saturday.

Tickets per play for both games are $1 with an additional $1 for the Mega Millions Megaplier and Power Play multiplier options.

Any lucky Mega Millions player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately $3.8 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select the cash option and win a single payment worth approximately $66 million.

Since joining Powerball in 2010, two lucky winners from Georgia have won jackpot prizes.

Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $100 million.

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Now there’s a new way to show off your neighborhood on 11Alive's Where U Live.  As a community content provider you can upload and post photos to our new galleries.

You can find the galleries on the left side of your community pages.

We want to see your pictures of events, community fun and even news on your street.  Did weather cause downed trees?  Attend a community festival?  Missing pets?  Now it’s easier than ever to get the word out to your neighbors. 

Sign up to be a contributor and within a few short clicks you’ll be able to show off your photos to the entire Atlanta community.  If you’re already a contributor, just look for “Photo Gallery” under the “Create Content” link in your admin menu.

If you have not yet signed up to contribute content, join now by emailing mrichardson@wxia.gannett.com

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

ATLANTA – The jackpot for Powerball has continued to accelerate. The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is at an estimated $160 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.

The game offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $85 million.

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

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

ATLANTA -- 11Alive is busy preparing for the launch of DealChicken, which provides users with the very best deals in cities all across the U.S.

Now, to help our viewers share in our excitement, we are giving away a 55" LCD television to one lucky winner in our DealChicken sweepstakes.

To enter, simply "like" 11Alive on Facebook and click on the DealChicken TV Giveaway link (on the left-hand side of the page, under the photo of Chesley).

Good luck, and don't forget to register for DealChicken!

Berry offers full scholarship to young heroine

Berry offers full scholarship to young heroine

MADISON, Ga. -- Anaiah Rucker became a hero when she saved her sister's life.

Now, several organizations have come forward to be heroes for her.

Earlier this year, the now-rising fifth-grader pushed her younger sister Camry out of the path of an oncoming truck, allowing herself to be hit instead.

The accident left Anaiah with massive injuries, including a crushed left leg that needed to be amputated.

BEST SPOTS: Kenley's Restaurant

ATLANTA – It’s a secret kept in the basement of a “historic” building but it’s a known fact that when you visit you’ll leave with a smile. The restaurant called Kenley’s Restaurant is a down-home dining staple amongst celebrities and “people of importance” in Atlanta but it caters to the Average Joe.

The Where U Live team recently discovered this Atlanta gem and it’s our Best Spot in Atlanta, this week.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.