*Gerald L. Render, a 46-year-old advertising executive with Upscale Magazine in Marietta, Georgia has claimed a $116 million Powerball jackpot nearly two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn.
Lottery officials said Render came forward about a week ago. He said he is “thankful and humbled” by the winnings.
Render selected the cash option, which means he gets $63 million before taxes. The winning numbers were drawn Sept. 18.
Render is the state’s first jackpot winner since Georgia rejoined the multistate Powerball game in January.