ATLANTA – Lottery fever is blazing through the Augusta area with the Georgia Lottery instant game $100 Million Cash Spectacular. Hephzibah’s Allan Moore recently won the game’s $1 million top prize, and many other area residents are winning big with the popular game.
William “Bill” Crawford of Augusta won $10,000 . “I was shocked,” says the 54-year-old. “I started calling my friends and telling everybody about it.”
Mr. Crawford, a retired service technician for BellSouth, will save his winnings to supplement his retirement. His lucky ticket was purchased at Short Stop #0005, located at 2510 Milledgeville Rd. in Augusta.
Angela Green, a forklift supervisor who won $10,000, laughs and says, “I had to hold my chest.” The 41-year-old Augusta resident shares, “I’m going to spend a little, but I’m going to save most of it.”
Mrs. Green purchased her winning ticket at Pump-N-Shop #0011, located at 3412 Mike Padgett Hwy. in Augusta.
Augusta’s Clifton Price, 61, won $10,000. Mr. Price, a salesman for National Water Works, says that he and his wife will probably spend his winnings on their grandchildren.
Get It To Go, located at 3379 Milledgeville Rd. in Augusta, sold Mr. Price’s lucky ticket.
Chandler Harmon Jr., a 59-year-old from Hephzibah, won $10,000. With his son, Jason, attending Augusta Technical College as a HOPE scholar, Mr. Harmon and his family were already Georgia Lottery winners.
Mr. Harmon purchased his lucky ticket at Depot #3263, located at 4101 Windsor Springs Rd. in Hephzibah.
Wayne Crump of Lincolnton purchased a $10,000 ticket in Augusta. “I’ve got a pretty good life,” shares Mr. Crump. The 48-year-old maintenance supervisor says he’ll “just pay bills and maybe go out for a nice dinner” with his wife, Becky.
Mr. Crump purchased his winning ticket at Time Saver Grocery, located at 234 Boy Scout Rd. in Augusta.
$100 Million Cash Spectacular has 10 $1 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in Georgia Lottery history. Georgia Lottery players have the chance to win over $118 million in total cash prizes. Tickets went on sale on Tuesday, Feb. 1. To date, Georgia Lottery players have won more than $90 million. Seven $1 million top prizes have been claimed.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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