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Albany man wins $400K ahead of July 4 holiday

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ATLANTA – One Albany man is celebrating a plentiful Georgia Lottery prize just as the July 4 holiday approaches. William Posey, 21, won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game $400,000 Grant.

The lucky winner claimed his prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

According to Posey, he purchased a ticket and scratched the middle line first, discovering he won.

“I was wide open,” the father of four recalled. “I could have jumped over a fence.”

Fast Lane Food Mart, located at 3000 Sylvester Road in Albany, sold the winning ticket.

Winning the prize will make for an even happier July 4 holiday celebration.

“I’m going to put this toward something good like (investments) for my kids,” Posey shared. “I want to buy a car, a truck and 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.

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

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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