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Ga. woman given wrong ticket, wins $25 million

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Lottery officials say a store clerk's mistake led to a Lithonia woman winning $25 million.

The lottery says 44-year-old Kathy Scruggs matched all of the winning numbers in the Sept. 14 Powerball drawing. She says she had asked for a Mega Millions ticket.

Scruggs claimed her prize on Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Scruggs says she wound up with a Mega Millions ticket and a Powerball ticket.

The Quik Pik jackpot ticket was purchased at a convenience store in Decatur.

The winning numbers were 16-41-42-50-59 and the Powerball was 5.

Scruggs selected the cash option and will receive $15,124,017 before taxes.

Scruggs, who's been looking for a job, now plans to buy a car, travel, and help her family and others.

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