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Mega Millions rolls to $290M for Friday's drawing

ATLANTA (WXIA) - The Georgia Lottery says after no one matched all the numbers drawn Tuesday night, Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $290 million.

Six players from Georgia won $10,000 in Tuesday's drawing, from Acworth, Americus, Blairsville, Rome, Tennille and Villa Rica. One player in Valdosta was able to boost his $10,000 prize to $40,000 with the Megaplier option.

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The numbers drawn Tuesday night for Mega Millions were 1, 4, 6, 11, 14 and the Mega Ball 30.

A single winner in Friday night's drawing could pocket about $11 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. A cash option player could win a single payment of about $205 million. Both of those figures are pre-tax amounts.

New program, 'Fulton Justice,' to air on FGTV

New program, 'Fulton Justice,' to air on FGTV

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Television has a new program to educate the public on the justice system.

"Fulton Justice" premiered on Monday and will air during the fourth week of every month. It is produced by the Superior Court of Fulton County with a goal of making residents aware of the judicial resources and information available to them.

Guests on "Fulton Justice" include Fulton County Chief Judge Cynthia Wright and Judge Constance C. Russell. The first episode gave viewers an insider's look into the day-by-day operations of Georgia's busiest court system. Future segments will examine business, accountability and juvenile court.

FGTV is on Comcast channel 21 in Atlanta, channel 23 in north and south Fulton County and channel 26 in College Park and East Point.

Atlanta #15 on "Most Stressful Cities" list

ATLANTA -- Atlanta is #15 on Sperling's BestPlaces 2012 list of the "Most Stressful" U.S. cities. Atlanta's time-consuming commutes were among reasons the city made the list.

Sperling's BestPlaces is a Portland, Oregon-based research firm that specializes in livability rankings. The organization's latest study analyzed a number of factors associated with stress, including commute times, suicide, divorce, and joblessness.

Five Florida cities landed in the top 10, with Tampa earning the title of "Most Stressful City." Other Florida cities on the list are Miami (#3), Jacksonville (#4), Orlando (#6), and West Palm Beach (#10).

Grant Park woman does faceplant on sidewalk due to large hole

What started as a pleasant walk in her Grant Park neighborhood turned in to a painful experience for Kimberly Krautter. While walking with a friend and her friend's dogs down Berne Street, Krautter fell in to a deep hole in the sidewalk. She says it was filled with leaves and difficult to see. Bruised but not broken, she contacted a pedestrian advocate, her City Council member and 11Alive's Commuter Dude for help.

Nearly 90 metro Atlanta schools near bottom of barrel

Nearly 90 metro Atlanta schools near bottom of barrel

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled as "focus" schools under the state's new accountability system.

The schools, many of which are in metro Atlanta, are one step above the state's worst performing schools, called "priority" schools, which were released last week. The "focus" schools are ones with a graduation rate of less than 60 percent over two years or have large gaps between the highest and lowest achieving subgroup of students on campus.

Subgroups can be determined by race, special needs and family income.

The state was one of 10 to win waivers last month from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Pollen count breaks new record

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Bad news for allergy sufferers: it's another record-setting day for pollen levels.

Tuesday's pollen count is 9,368!

The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic reports extremely high pollen levels for trees, namely beech, Birch, Mulberry and Oak. 

Tuesday's pollen is also high for grass and moderate for weeds like Sheep Sorrel and Dock.