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Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

 

ATLANTA – As the holidays near and sugar plum fairies jig, massive jackpots from Mega Millions and Powerball will add to this weekend’s magical moments.

Friday’s $173 million Mega Millions jackpot is especially green, while Saturday’s $125 million Powerball jackpot is merry and bright.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produced four $10,000 winners with tickets purchased in Midland, Columbus, Marietta and Warner Robins. One player, Eddie Hall of Leesburg, won $250,000 in Tuesday’s drawing with his ticket purchased at Lee Pub, 1561 U.S. Highway 195, Leesburg.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Nov. 4, rolling 14 times. Powerball has rolled nine times since Nov. 23.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions and Powerball for a chance to unwrap an enchanted jubilee. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier and Power Play options for an additional $1 per play.

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

ATLANTA --  This is the time of year we're used to seeing Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells and accepting donations. This holiday season, however, their red kettles are turning up low.

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As of Dec.

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs contributes to Soles4Souls

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs contributes to Soles4Souls

 

DECATURDeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will contribute to the Soles4Souls charity by collecting shoes until Feb. 29, 2012.

Soles4Souls is a shoe charity organization that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of individuals. Once shoes are gathered, they are distributed to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered more than 16 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes across the world.

All types and sizes of shoes in good condition will be accepted. To donate to this worthy cause, citizens are asked to tie each pair of shoes together.

Feel free to drop off donations at any of the locations listed below:

Support and join East Atlanta Parents Network

Support and join East Atlanta Parents Network

 

East Atlanta Village -  The East Atlanta Community Association recently informed us of an initiative they support called the East Atlanta Parents Network. Visit their Facebook page and see if you would like to join.

Connecting Families. Creating Friendships. Growing Our Community

The East Atlanta Parents Network (EAPN) is an Initiative of EACA, and has been formed to create opportunities for parents (and their children) in and around East Atlanta to meet and connect.  EAPN believes that by establishing strong connections among the families in our neighborhood, we make a healthier, safer, stronger community for our children.

Some activities of EAPN include:

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Facebook posts alert Ga. man to $20K lottery win

Facebook posts alert Ga. man to $20K lottery win

ATLANTA – A Blackshear man really “likes” his Facebook messages. Casey Mattox, 31, had just gotten off work when friends began posting on his Facebook page that he won $20,000.

“My phone started ringing, and people were congratulating me on Facebook,” he said.

Mattox’s name was announced on television as the winner of the Georgia Lottery’s $3,000,000 Taxes Paid extra chance drawing Oct. 26. His prize amounts to $20,000 after taxes.

“I was excited,” he said. “I was jumping up and down.”

A UPS driver, Mattox plans to save most of his winnings.

“I might get my wife a good Christmas present,” he added with a laugh.