Family claims $133 million Mega jackpot

September 19, 2008 7:54:20 AM PDT
A west Georgia family is the winner of the unclaimed $133 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Lottery officials say 60-year-old Frank M. Skinner and his wife, 60-year-old Phyllis D. Skinner, and their three children claimed their prize from the Aug. 29 drawing Thursday. The Carrollton residents said they didn't step up immediately because they wanted to consult financial advisers first.

Phyllis Skinner, a high school secretary, bought the winning ticket at a Chevron station in Mableton just north of Atlanta in Cobb County.

The Skinners will receive about $82 million before taxes. They have not said what they plan to do with their winnings.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington state. The twice-weekly drawing is done in Atlanta.

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The multi-state Mega Millions lottery is played in New Jersey and 11 other states.