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Stone Mountain man wins $500,000

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ATLANTA – A Stone Mountain retiree is celebrating a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery win. Larry Lucas, 53, played the instant game World Poker Tour and won $500,000.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Lucas said. “It was just unreal.”

Married with three children and four grandchildren, Lucas will use his winnings to buy a new truck and pay bills.

He also wants to do something special for his wife, Cynthia.

“We’ve never been on a honeymoon, so this may be a good time,” he said.

Lucas purchased his top prize ticket at Happy Food Mart, 2199 Idlewood Road, Tucker.

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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