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Johns Creek man picks up $1M Powerball prize in Buford

Johns Creek man picks up $1M Powerball prize in Buford

ATLANTA – A winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million has emerged in Gwinnett County for a lucky north Fulton County man. Dean Tapp of Johns Creek matched the first five winning numbers from the Sept. 20 Powerball drawing, tapping a $1 million prize.

The Quik Pik ticket was purchased at QuikTrip, 4080 Buford Drive in Buford.

Tapp, 64, said he discovered that he’d won while checking his tickets at the store.

“On the last try, it came up that I’d won something,” Tapp said.

A grandfather of three, Tapp has two adult children and is the owner of a manufacturing company in Suwanee.

The lucky winner intends to help his children financially, donate a portion to charity and pay off his home mortgage.

Winning numbers from the Sept. 20 Powerball drawing were: 22-23-30-37-39 and the Powerball was 16.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $225 million to a single annuity winner.

Winning lottery ticket worth $250K sold in Suwanee

Winning lottery ticket worth $250K sold in Suwanee

ATLANTA – A winning All or Nothing ticket with a quarter-million dollar prize was sold in Suwanee. The All or Nothing ticket matched none of the 12 numbers drawn from the Sept. 20 night drawing for a prize of $250,000.

QuikTrip at 3359 Highway 317 sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.

The winner, Nilofar Callan of Suwanee, claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

All or Nothing is a $2 game that offers prizes of up to $250,000 with four daily drawings.

Players can win the top prize by matching all or none of the 12 numbers drawn.

Teens sought in connection with Gwinnett house fire

Teens sought in connection with Gwinnett house fire

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Fire officials want to speak with two teens spotted near the scene of a fire at an abandoned house.

The fire broke out at around 6:40 p.m. Saturday at a structure in the 1900 block of Lawrenceville Suwanee Road. Crews were dispatched to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls from neighbors.

The single-story house was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived. Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said it was not the first fire at the location, but the building was a total loss after Saturday's event. No one was hurt.

As the house had no utilities, Rutledge said investigators believe the fire was intentionally set.

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

(WXIA) -- The weekend will be dry, weather-wise, but with sunshine comes roadwork.

RELATED | Atlanta Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be on several roads throughout metro Atlanta. As always, drivers are asked to be cautious when traveling through work zones.

Look out for workers in these areas:

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.
* Two Inner Loop lanes and one Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign installation.

Suwanee battery store damaged by fire


SUWANEE, Ga. -- A rack of merchandise was damaged in a fire at a Gwinnett County battery warehouse Thursday morning.

The fire broke out at around 1 a.m. at Interstate All Battery Center at 190 Buford Highway in Suwanee.

Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said responding crews quickly got the fire under control. It was contained to an interior corner of the warehouse, where it burned several automotive batteries and charging units.

The fire department's hazardous materials team was called to the scene to decontaminate the firefighters, which is a standard precautionary measure when batteries are involved in a fire, according to Rutledge.

No one was hurt in the fire. The business was closed at the time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Pike Nurseries to hire 150 seasonal employees

Pike Nurseries to hire 150 seasonal employees

ATLANTA -- Employment opportunities are in full bloom this fall for the nation’s largest independent garden retailer. Pike Nurseries will add approximately& 150 seasonal associates in the coming weeks.

Whether applicants are experienced sales professionals, retail managers or hobby gardeners, Pike Nurseries has a position for anyone who loves plants, people and playing in the dirt – no green thumb required! Interested candidates are encouraged to attend the Pike Nurseries Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lindbergh store on 2410 Camellia Lane NE or apply at any Pike Nurseries location.

The garden center is seeking applicants at every skill level, from high school students to those with a rooted background in horticulture. Employees must be prepared to proactively engage with customers, take the guesswork out of gardening, care for the store’s plants and more.

PROBE College Fair coming to Forsyth County

PROBE College Fair coming to Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in Cumming this week, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lanier Technical College Conference Center.

A number of schools in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, will be represented. See a complete list of participating colleges.

Learn more and register to attend the fair at gaprobe.org.

Lanier Technical College is located at 7745 Majors Road.