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Brunswick painter picks $1M prize

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ATLANTA – A Brunswick commercial painter has won a prize from the Georgia Lottery. Charles White, 57, won a $1 million prize playing the instant game 50X The Money.

The lucky winner said he’s “shocked” over winning his prize.

“It still hasn’t hit me yet,” White said.

Tommy’s Corner, 6010 New Jesup Highway in Brunswick, sold the winning ticket.

White and his wife, Linda, anticipate purchasing a new home.

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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www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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