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Monroe man picks up $20K lottery prize

Friday, January 25, 2013

ATLANTA – A Monroe man has won a $20,000 prize, taxes paid, courtesy of the Georgia Lottery. Michael Warner, 64, was selected as a weekly winner from the Jan. 23 $3,000,000 Taxes Paid Weekly Extra Chance Drawing, winning his $20,000 prize.

“I just happened to see it on the news,” the lucky winner said. “I said to the TV, ‘Say Mike Warner,’ and the announcer said my name! It was hard to believe.”

Warner said that he has yet to make plans for his windfall.

The Georgia Lottery instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid is loaded with prizes of up to $3,000,000.

Players can enter non-winning tickets into the second chance promotion. For more information, visit www.galottery.com.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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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