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College student wins Cadillac from Ga. Lottery

College student wins Cadillac from Ga. Lottery

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta-area college's student impending graduation just got a lot sweeter, thanks to his recent Georgia Lottery win.

Agape Shacor won a 2012 Cadillac SRX Crossover by playing the instant game Cadillac Riches. He joins Patricia Wooten of Alma, Ga. and Hans Deneergaard of Gainesville in receiving a new ride from Heritage Cadillac in Morrow.

"It's great! I'm glad it happened!" said Shacor, who will turn 23 next month.

Woman wins $250K in record lottery drawing

Woman wins $250K in record lottery drawing

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta woman has come forward as a $250,000 winner from the record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions drawing.

Tarenthia Geer matched the first five numbers in the Mar. 30 drawing. She is one of six Georgia Lottery players to each win a quarter-million dollars.

Other $250,000 winners bought their tickets in Athens, Ellabell, Marietta, Sandersville and Waco.

Geer bought her lucky ticket at the Kroger on Headland Drive in southwest Atlanta. She claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in downtown Atlanta.

Winning numbers from the historic drawing were 2-4-23-38-46 and the Mega Ball was 23. The winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Spring is almost here! Why not celebrate with cocktails and cupcakes? Or, better yet, why not combine the two and feast on some cocktail-infused cupcakes?

Cupcake on the Rocks is offering a sweet deal for DealChicken members -- two dozen cupcakes for $24 instead of the usual $84. Some of the delicious boozy flavors include Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Drop and White Russian, and all are infused with real alcohol.

Drinking a cupcake doesn't appeal to you? Cupcake on the Rocks also offers several "normal" flavors, including Red Velvet, Chocolate, Banana Pudding, Vanilla Bean and even PB & J.

Mega Millions 'springs forward' to $171M

Mega Millions 'springs forward' to $171M

ATLANTA -- Mega Millions sprang forward with your clocks this weekend.

Tuesday's jackpot has jumped to an estimated $171 million, the Georgia Lottery announced Monday.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options -- approximately $6.5 million a year for 26 years with the annuity choice, or a single payment worth approximately $124 million.

Tickets are only $1 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

Who knows -- maybe you could be the next Marcia Adams, the College Park accountant who won $72 million in a January Mega Millions drawing.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions benefit education in the state.

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price skydiving

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price skydiving

CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- Too scared to skydive? Don't be chicken -- this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal will put you in the care of an experienced skydiving instructor, and the dive will cost you much less than usual.

Gadzuk is offering an exclusive only for DealChicken members -- a $269 dive for $129. That's 52 percent off the chance to experience a 14,000-foot drop at 120 mph -- the ultimate extreme sport.

Still nervous? Get all the information you need at Gadzuk's website.

The company is located at 493 Airport Road in Cedartown, near the Polk County Airport.

Learn more about DealChicken and sign up for its "eggcellent" daily dining, services and travel deals at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

Extreme Couponing

Pretty Frugal Diva is back with her Coupon Classes held in Hapeville. This is one of the last classes to be held in South Metro Atlanta for a while. Tomorrow is the last day to get the early bird special. We will have AJC there with newspapers and great items for you to buy to help you get organized and make couponing easy.March 10th, 2012

10:00AM to 12:30PM

Pretty Frugal Diva ( The Coupon Diva)