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Winning ticket worth $20K sold in Savannah

Monday, January 7, 2013

ATLANTA – A winning ticket worth thousands was sold in Savannah. Eisenhower BP, located at 2010 Eisenhower Drive, sold a winning ticket worth $20,000 from the Georgia Lottery instant game $20,000 Jacksons.

The winner, Jessie Hamilton of Savannah, claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.

Hamilton, 65, is retired from the U.S. Army. He went to the store and noticed the ticket.

“I saw them hanging in the window,” Hamilton said. “I scratched it at home and was in disbelief.”

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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www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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