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Floyd County man’s tooth pulled; wins $2M

Friday, August 10, 2012

ATLANTA – Was it the Tooth Fairy or Lady Luck that routed a Floyd County man toward a sweet Georgia Lottery prize? Either way, Jason Redden of Cave Spring won a soothing $2 million from the instant game Super Millions.

Redden, who packages Rice Krispies treats at a local Kellogg’s plant, had his tooth pulled Thursday just before winning his prize.

Georgia Lottery representatives presented him with an oversized check Friday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Dalton.

Maple Minit Shop, located at 3110 Maple Road S.E. in Lindale, sold the lucky ticket.

“I was really excited, and I was shaking a lot at first,” Redden recalled upon discovering the prize.

Redden, 26, wants to pay it forward.

“People have done things for me, and I said that if I ever won that I want to give back to them,” he explained. “I can’t wait to do it.”

For himself, the lucky winner anticipates planning for his future.

“I just want to get a house on the lake because I like to fish,” he said.

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.

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

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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