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Winner welcomes $50K Fantasy 5 prize

Friday, March 8, 2013

ATLANTA – A lucky winner is making room for a bulky Georgia Lottery prize. Tommy McMahan, 46, of Cleveland, Tenn., matched all five numbers from the Feb. 18 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $50,000 jackpot prize.

Wilco #3005, 2111 U.S. 41 Highway N.E. in Calhoun, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

The winning numbers from the Feb. 18 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 3-7-16-22-28.

“I found out while at lunch,” said McMahan, a self-employed dump truck driver. “I discovered it on my cellphone.”

The lucky winner, who has a wife and daughter, anticipates paying off bills and taking a small vacation with his windfall.

“I feel really good. I’m excited,” he exclaimed.

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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