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Millen landscaper rakes in $100K prize

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ATLANTA – A Millen landscaper has raked in big bucks from the Georgia Lottery. Leroy Smith, 27, won $100,000 playing the instant game Big Bucks.

Smith claimed his prize Tuesday. He purchased and scratched the ticket Monday at Ace Stop & Shop, 495 East Frontage Road, Sylvania.

“I took a second look at the ticket, and then I noticed that I won,” he said. “My heart was beating pretty fast.”

A father of two, Smith will use his prize to buy a home.

“It feels good right now,” he said.

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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