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Man in Cobb County chips $50K ‘Fire & Ice’ prize

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ATLANTA – Sunny days are ahead for one Cobb County man who has packed a plentiful prize from the Georgia Lottery. Kenneth Wilson of Acworth played the new instant game Fire & Ice and won a $50,000 top prize.

Stop N Shop, 4739 S. Main St. in Acworth, sold the winning ticket.

“I was at the gas station, the store clerk asked if I wanted to try a new ticket,” said Wilson, 51.

He scratched the ticket in his car and was in “total shock.”

“I asked the clerk, ‘Is this real?’” the lucky winner recalled.

Feeling relieved, Wilson, a sheet metal fabricator, intends to pay off bills.

“The rest is going into retirement,” he said.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.3 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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Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

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