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Therapeutic finding: Columbus sterile tech wins $30K

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ATLANTA – A hospital sterile technician from Columbus has polished off a Georgia Lottery prize. Alvin Moore, 39, won $30,000 playing the instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid.

“I just decided to play,” the father of two boys said. “I purchased one ticket.”

Jeff’s Fine Foods #0002, located at 2103 S. Lumpkin Road in Columbus, sold the winning ticket.

“I scratched it in the store and was like ‘Wait a minute,’ ” Moore recalled. “I showed the ticket to the clerk and a police officer who was nearby.”

Winning the prize rendered the lucky winner speechless.

“I still can’t believe it now,” Moore said. “I told my mom, and she congratulated me.”

Moore said that he and his wife, Vonetta, anticipate paying off bills with the windfall.

The Georgia Lottery instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid is a ticket loaded with cash prizes of up to $3 million, taxes paid.

Georgia Lottery players can enter non-winning tickets into the Weekly Extra Chance Drawings to win $20,000, taxes paid. For more information, visit www.galottery.com.

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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