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$25K boon windfall routes 19-year-old to college

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ATLANTA – A win from the Georgia Lottery could help kick start a career for one Houston County man. Sequoyeah Canion of Warner Robins won a $25,000 prize playing the new instant game Cash Deluxe.

With his windfall, the 19-year-old intends to enroll into college.

“I’m going to go to school,” Canion shared. “I’m planning to go to Mercer (University) to study mechanical engineering.”

Canion was visiting family in Perry when he stopped for gas at Perry Food Mart, 719 Carroll St. in Perry, where he bought his lucky ticket.

“I scratched the ticket, and I was excited,” he said. “Winning feels good.”

The lucky winner claimed his prize Thursday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Macon.

Cash Deluxe is an instant ticket with prizes of up to $500,000.

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., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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