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$100,000 win jolts Trion electrician

Monday, May 7, 2012

ATLANTA – An electrician from Trion was shocked by a Georgia Lottery win. Mark Smith, 29, played the instant game Jumbo Bucks Bingo and won $100,000.

Smith claimed his prize Monday.

Pure Stop, located at 260 Highway 114 in Summerville, sold the lucky top prize ticket. Smith scratched the ticket while his wife was driving.

“I’m a pretty calm guy,” he said. “I was excited but holding it in.”

Smith will use the prize to pay off his home mortgage.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.4 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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