Authorities raided more than a dozen homes and businesses in Clarke, Jackson and Gwinnett counties on Wednesday as they investigated illegal gambling.
Several people were arrested during the coordinated morning raids in Athens, Jefferson, Commerce, Flowery Branch and Dacula, authorities said.
Athens-Clarke police raided two convenience stores and a residence — Chevron Food Mart and Exxon Food Mart, both on Commerce Road, and a home at 512 Chesterfield Road — but most of the activity took place in Jefferson.
There, authorities closed five convenience stores that doubled as illegal casinos and searched three homes.
Got that? No. Gambling. Here.
Also, please be advised that the Mega Millions drawing tomorrow night is now worth an annuitized $500 Million. You may purchase tickets at most convenience stores, except the five that were closed yesterday for allowing customers to gamble.