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AJC Peachtree Road Race registration ends Thursday

ATLANTA -- Thursday is the last day to register online for a chance to run the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to enter the runners' lottery. Entrants will find other whether they were selected on Monday, Mar. 26.

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.

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.

Mega Millions rises to $241M for Tuesday night

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to an estimated $241 million for Tuesday's drawing after no one matched all the winning numbers drawn last Friday night.

Friday's winning numbers were 28, 29, 43, 51, 53 and the Mega Ball 7. Two Georgia Mega Millions players, one in Norcross and another in Kingsland, won $10,000 Friday, and one player in Fairburn won $30,000.

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The jackpot has rolled over 15 times since the last jackpot was awarded in late January.

A single winning ticket in Tuesday's drawing could net a winner about $9.2 million a year for the next 26 years under the annuity option, or a single payment under the cash option of about $171 million - before taxes.

Starbucks opens first juice store

Starbucks opens first juice store

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday.

Starbucks, which is looking for new businesses in which to grow, purchased the California-based juice maker in November for $30 million. The new Evolution Fresh store is in Bellevue, Wash.

Aside from juices, Evolution Fresh shops will have wraps, soups, salads, and vegetarian and vegan options.

Starbucks said Evolution Fresh drinks, already available in grocery stores, will make their way into Starbucks' company-owned stores later this year.

WEEKEND EVENTS | More than St. Patricks Day --

ATLANTA -- The Empire City of the South is heating up and dwellers are crawling out from their winter hibernation. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and Atlantans all over the metro will be out soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city. 

Fernbank Museum is hosting their weekly 'Martinis and IMAX' event for the young and modern crowd. This weekly kickback claims to offer an alternative to the "so last year" bar scene, every Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 404-929-6400. 

AJC Peachtree Road Race online registration opens

ATLANTA -- Online registration for the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Participants can register for an online lottery at ajc.com/peachtree.

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Those who want to participate in the July 4 race must go through the lottery registration process, which runs through Thursday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. Entrants will receive an email by Monday, March 26, informing whether or not they were selected for the 2012 race.

Additional information can be found online at peachtreeroadrace.org.