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Retired Truck Driver Hauls in Third Lottery Win

Sunday, November 14, 2004

ATLANTA – A retired truck driver keeps on trucking with his third lottery win this year. John Granger of Griffin played Fire & Ice and won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $30,000 top prize. Mr. Granger’s red-hot winning streak began in April with a $27,000 win on Red Hot 7’s. In July he won $1,000 playing Lucky Payday.

The 78-year-old purchased his Fire & Ice ticket at Quick Stop, located at 1122 Zebulon Rd., in Griffin. He scratched the ticket in the store and celebrated with customers. “A good looking lady hugged and kissed me,” he laughs.

Mr. Granger purchased a new car with his previous winnings and plans to save his Fire & Ice prize. He exclaims, “It’s changed my life 100 percent!”

According to Mr. Granger, winning runs in his family. His sister-in-law won $100,000 playing Big Bucks in June. Last year his son played Gold Rush and won $240,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7 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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