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Thomasville man wins $1M from Powerball

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ATLANTA – A Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Thomasville. Kevin Christopher of Thomasville matched the first five winning numbers from the April 4 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.

“I plan on getting a new car and house,” the lucky winner said. “Then I’ll take the rest and invest.”

Winning numbers from the drawing were: 1-24-33-45-49 and the Powerball was 6.

L & G Food Mart #0001, 501 N. Madison St. in Thomasville, sold the winning ticket.

Christopher, 50, purchased the Quik Pik out of curiosity.

“I was surprised when I saw the numbers,” he said. “I looked three or four times.

“I said, ‘Wow!’ I couldn’t believe it,” Christopher added. “I went to the bathroom and washed my face, but then I couldn’t sleep. Now I’m fine.”

Powerball is a multi-state game that is $2 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday.

Saturday’s jackpot is $113 million.

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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