Thursday, April 19, 2012
ATLANTA – One Gainesville man will satisfy his need for speed with a sporty new prize courtesy of the Georgia Lottery. Hans Deneergaard, 54, played the new instant game Cadillac Riches and instantly won a brand new Cadillac.
Georgia Lottery representatives presented Deneergaard with the keys to his new Cadillac CTS coupe Wednesday at Heritage Cadillac, 7134 Jonesboro Road in Morrow.
“I just purchased the ticket on a whim,” he said. “I stopped and decided to purchase two tickets, and they both turned out to be winners.”
Harmony Church Chevron, located at 1322 Highway 400 N. in Dawsonville, sold both tickets that revealed the winning Cadillac and a $10 prize.
“I was stunned,” said Deneergaard, who has one teenage son. “I showed it to the clerk to verify, and he said, ‘Yeah, you won a Cadillac!’ ”
Deneergaard, a business analyst, is ecstatic.
“I went online and did some research and started drooling,” he quipped.
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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