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Miami salesman recruits $1M prize in Hinesville

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ATLANTA – A corporate sales manager from Florida has won a $1 million Powerball prize from the Peach State. Bobby Latham of Miami matched the first five numbers from the Nov. 21 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.

Latham, 41, was visiting family for Thanksgiving when he purchased the lucky Quik Pik ticket at Parker’s #0028, 58 Old Sunbury Road in Hinesville.

Latham discovered he’d won after he returned home.

“I realized I didn’t win the Powerball, so I was about to throw it away,” he said. “When I got home I double-checked online.”

Feeling good about his windfall, the lucky winner intends to put money aside for his 8-month-old son’s college education.

Winning numbers from the Nov. 21 Powerball drawing were: 8-18-24-30-39 and the Powerball was 26.

Wednesday’s jackpot is at an estimated $50 million to a single annuity winner. Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

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