Thursday, February 10, 2005
ATLANTA - Alvin Ransom, a 54-year-old retiree from Riverdale, was dealt a winning hand. Mr. Ransom played the Georgia Lottery instant game $175,000 Deal and won the game's $175,000 top prize.
Georgia Lottery retailer One Stop Amoco, located at 2950 Hwy. 138 in Riverdale, sold the lucky ticket.
According to Mr. Ransom, he scratched the ticket in his car while still in the store's parking lot. He thought that he was a big winner but had to go home and look again before believing it.
Mr. Ransom immediately shared the news with his family. "My wife screamed and ran around. My son was shocked."
According to Mr. Ransom, he will invest the majority of his winnings. As a retired BellSouth field marketer, Mr. Ransom enjoys golfing in his spare time.
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