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Savannah man wins $1M Powerball prize

Thursday, February 9, 2012

ATLANTA – A Savannah man won big in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. Lars Ljungdahl, 69, matched the first five numbers and won the game’s $1 million second prize.

His win comes less than one month after game enhancements increased the second prize from $200,000 to $1 million.

Ljungdahl checked the draw results on the Georgia Lottery’s website Thursday morning.

“I was pretty happy,” he said.

Winning numbers from the drawing were: 17-28-38-39-51 and the Powerball was 33.

Village Station, located at 10 Meeting St. in Savannah, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.

A manufacturing management retiree, Ljungdahl said he will “most likely invest.”

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $310 million for Saturday’s drawing.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.1 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

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