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Jesup electrician generates excitement with $52K prize

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ATLANTA – A Jesup industrial electrician is on the fast track for 52,000 megawatts of fun with a prize from the Georgia Lottery. John Lemmo, 63, matched five numbers plus the Free Ball from Saturday’s Win for Life drawing, winning $1,000 a week for one year.

The lucky winner claimed his $52,000 prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery’s District Office in Savannah.

Peaches, 81 Spring Grove Road in Jesup, sold the Quik Pik ticket.

Winning numbers from the Feb. 2 Win for Life drawing were: 15-18-19-23-31-33 and the Free Ball was 20.

“I looked on the computer,” he said. “The reaction was, ‘I think I won something!’”

Feeling good about his win, Lemmo intends to pay off bills.

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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