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$2.5M in winnings emerges for Athens man

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ATLANTA – An Athens man has spotted and grabbed a multi-million Georgia Lottery prize. Donald McColman won a $2.5 million top prize playing the instant game $100 Million Lucky Fortunes.

“I got the lucky one,” McColman exclaimed.

Georgia Lottery representatives presented him with an oversized check Tuesday at Jimbo’s #0003, 520 Macon Highway in Athens, where the winning ticket was sold.

The lucky winner scratched it in the store.

“I grinned when I shared it with the proprietor,” he said. “She jumped up and down and gave me a hug. She was excited.”

McColman, 66, and his wife, Julie, plan to save their winnings and will purchase a home for their retirement.

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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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