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Winning ticket worth $500K sold in Augusta

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ATLANTA – A winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth a half-million dollars was sold in Augusta. Fuel Express, located at 2700 Peach Orchard Road in Augusta, sold a $500,000 Green instant ticket carrying a $500,000 top prize.

The winner, Expedito Rivera of Augusta, claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Augusta.

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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