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Fork lift operator hoists $25,000 lottery prize

Monday, March 12, 2012

ATLANTA – A fork lift operator is heaving a hefty Georgia Lottery prize. Everette Rogers of Reidsville, 35, recently won $25,000 playing the instant game Cool Cash.

Rogers scratched his lucky ticket at home.

“I was happy,” he said. “I did the James Brown dance and spun around a little bit.”

Married with three sons, Rogers plans to pay bills and save.

“It feels pretty good,” he said.

Discount Beverage, 191 S. Main St. in Reidsville, sold the top prize ticket.

Rogers claimed his prize March 7.

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.

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