Thursday, August 5, 2004
ATLANTA – The results are in. And the winner is Uvalda Mayor Johnny Corley. Mr. Corley played Mega Bucks and won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $50,000 top prize.
Mr. Corley purchased his lucky ticket at McCord’s Convenience Store, located at 3180 Hwy. 280 W. in Vidalia.
According to Mr. Corley, he “yelped” when he scratched the ticket in the store’s parking lot and realized that he was a top prize winner. He hid the ticket under his mattress before claiming his prize at the Georgia Lottery Corporation's Savannah district office.
Mr. Corley, who also works as the maintenance superintendent for the city of Uvalda, will save his winnings for awhile before making plans.
“I’m a very fortunate man,” he says. “I have everything that I want – good health, a good family, and good friends.”
Mr. Corley and his wife, Louise, have two children and four grandchildren.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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