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Georgia newcomer scores $250K ‘Mega’ prize

Friday, May 11, 2012

ATLANTA – A Georgia newcomer vying to win playing Mega Millions has sacked a quarter-million dollar prize. Robert Robins, who recently moved to Fayetteville, matched the first five winning numbers from the May 8 drawing, winning a $250,000 second prize.

Winning numbers from Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing were: 2-6-8-18-51 and the Mega Ball was 19.

“The numbers came through on my mobile phone,” said Robins, 62.

He purchased the lucky Quik Pik at Publix Super Market #0579, 108 Pavilion Parkway in Fayetteville.

“I’m just glad this has happened,” he said. “I’m appreciative of it.”

Robins moved to the Peach State after retiring from operating a chain of men’s clothing stores in another state. He has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.

“I will live well and help my family,” Robins shared. “This is something additional to help my kids.”

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Mega Millions, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.megamillions.com

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