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Software salesman snags $364K Fantasy 5 jackpot win

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ATLANTA – A Marietta grandfather is celebrating his Georgia Lottery win. James Etzbach bought one of two tickets matching all five numbers from the Dec. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning a $364,387 jackpot prize.

Etzbach, who sells business intelligence software, said he checked the winning numbers and was shocked to discover he had won a share of the jackpot.

“I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ ” he said. “I was numb.”

He bought his lucky Quik Pik ticket at Publix Super Market #0280, 1050 E. Piedmont Road in Marietta. The second winning jackpot ticket was sold in Appling.

Etzbach, 69, is a married grandfather of two. He plans to use part of his winnings for his grandchildren’s college fund.

Winning numbers from the Dec. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 10-15-16-26-34.

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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