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Putnam County man to nest $20K prize

Monday, August 13, 2012

ATLANTA – A Putnam County man anticipates building a savings around a prize from the Georgia Lottery. James Waldroup of Eatonton won $20,000, taxes paid, from being selected in the Aug. 8 $3,000,000 Taxes Paid Weekly Extra Chance Drawing.

“This will help tremendously,” said Waldroup, 57. “No doubt this is going into my savings account.”

Waldroup said he was watching a Georgia Lottery drawing when his name was announced.

“I almost fell out for a minute,” the lucky winner recalled. “Everything worked out.”

Winning the lottery “hit the spot,” Waldroup said as he and his wife, Betty, anticipate planning for their future.

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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