Thursday, December 9, 2004
ATLANTA – Joey Long never considered himself to be lucky, but the carpet mill supervisor can pull the rug out from that theory. Mr. Long played Jumbo Bucks Classic and won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $50,000 top prize.
Georgia Lottery retailer Golden Gallon #3563 sold the winning ticket. The store is located at 1401 Red Bug Rd. in Calhoun.
Mr. Long, a 27-year-old Resaca resident, scratched his ticket in the store’s parking lot. “I was in the car with my brother-in-law,” he says. “We were both screaming.”
Mr. Long and his wife, Judy, have four children – Sierra, 10, Dylan, 9, Ambrossia, 5, and Chloey, 3. According to Mr. Long, he will pay bills with his winnings.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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