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Brooks County man clips $150K lottery prize

Thursday, September 6, 2012

ATLANTA – One Brooks County man has won a hair-raising prize from the Georgia Lottery. Tomas Cruz of Morven was on his way to get a haircut when he won a $150,000 top prize playing the instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks.

Cruz, 46, decided to stop at Hahira Quick Stop, 1305 Highway 122 W. in Hahira, where he purchased the lucky ticket.

“I scratched it outside of the store,” he said. “I can’t believe it.”

Feeling great about winning his prize, Cruz scrapped his plans for a haircut.

The lucky winner plans to take care of his family.

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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