Friday, July 27, 2012
ATLANTA – An Augusta security guard was hot on the trail in winning a Georgia Lottery prize. Curtis Janes Jr., 69, won a 25,000 top prize playing the instant game Some Like It Hot!
Janes was on his way home from work when he stopped at Circle K Stores #3178, 2631 Washington Road in Augusta, and purchased a ticket.
“The clerk picked it,” he explained. “I’m very lucky.”
Janes is excited about his prize and wants to continue working. He has five adult children, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
“This is going to help push retirement sooner,” he shared.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 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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