Monday, December 3, 2012
ATLANTA – A Camilla electrician’s luck has generated a half-million dollar win from the Georgia Lottery. Jack Delk, 53, won a $500,000 top prize playing the instant game Cash Vault.
Delk claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.
Gary’s Palm Park, 4946 Ledbetter Road in Camilla, sold the winning ticket.
“I just stopped in for a diet Pepsi,” the father of two said. “I looked at the ticket and decided to play.”
Scratching it in the store, Delk was stunned.
“I looked at it real hard,” he said. “I had to step outside to look at it.”
Delk and his wife, LaDonna, plan to save their winnings.
“I feel great,” he exclaimed.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.8 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 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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