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Brantley County man welcomes $100K Bingo win

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ATLANTA – One Brantley County man has lined up a Bingo win from the Georgia Lottery. Jacob Jacobs of Hoboken won a $100,000 top prize playing the instant game Jumbo Bucks Bingo.

Jacobs, 25, claimed his prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

The lucky winner said he selected the ticket because “it’s fun to play!”

“When I saw the corners pop up, I was like, ‘No way!’ ” Jacobs exclaimed. “I kept staring at the numbers.”

Griffins II, 11716 Brantley Ave. N. in Hoboken, sold the winning ticket. The lucky winner scratched it in the store.

Jacobs, who has a 3-year-old son, anticipates building a new home with his winnings.

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., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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