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Butler trucker hauls $250K Mega Millions prize

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ATLANTA – One Georgia Lottery winner from Butler is in the driver’s seat with a quarter-million dollar prize. Dantavious Harris, a self-employed trucker, matched the first five winning numbers from the Jan. 8 Mega Millions drawing, netting a $250,000 prize.

Five Points Gas N Go, located at 101 Vineville St. in Fort Valley, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

Winning numbers from the Jan. 8 Mega Millions drawing were: 3-20-21-38-42 and the Mega Ball was 19.

“I went to the store and got a print out,” said Harris, 35. “I’m overjoyed.”

Harris and his wife, LaKenya, have four children. He has no immediate plans for his windfall.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $62 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.

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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