ATLANTA – Tequila Hayes is in good spirits, especially since winning a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery. Hayes of Smyrna matched the first five winning numbers from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing to claim a $250,000 prize.
Hayes, 36, used her grandparents’ birthdays for her lucky combination.
She claimed her prize Wednesday morning at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.
“I got an email, and I recognized the numbers,” Hayes said. “I checked and was extremely excited.”
The mother of five woke her husband, Eric, and called her sister to share the good news.
“We’ve always joked that we’d win,” the lucky winner shared.
Feeling “great” over her windfall, Hayes anticipates paying off bills and taking a vacation.
Winning numbers from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing were: 6-10-12-28-32 and the Mega Ball was 38.
RaceTrac #0633, 2550 Spring Road in Smyrna, sold the winning numbers.