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Douglasville man hits lottery with $2.5M prize

Friday, August 31, 2012

ATLANTA – Okab Abumadi of Douglasville is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Abumadi, 55, won a $2.5 million top prize playing the instant game $100 Million Lucky Fortunes.

Abumadi claimed his prize Thursday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Circle K #1882, 5785 W. Stewart Mill Road in Douglasville, sold the winning ticket.

The lucky winner scratched his prize outside of the store.

“I started pinching myself,” he recalled. “I said, ‘Am I dreaming or what?’”

Abumadi has two adult children, ages 28 and 29. He intends to purchase new homes for them while he pays off his home mortgage and vacations in France.

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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