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Loganville man claims $1M Powerball prize

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ATLANTA – Lee Pietrobon of Loganville is celebrating a $1 million Powerball prize from the Georgia Lottery.  Pietrobon matched the first five numbers from the May 15 Powerball drawing, winning $1 million.

Pietrobon, 78, used his own combination and purchased his lucky numbers at Publix Super Market #0789, 2715 Loganville Highway S.W. in Loganville.

A second winning ticket worth $1 million from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing was sold at QuikTrip #713R, 1350 S. Cobb Drive S.E. in Marietta. A winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize. Powerball winners in Georgia have 180 days from the draw date to claim prizes.

“I picked the No. 2 because we’re a couple – me and my wife – and our birthdays are in there,” the grandfather of four said. “By golly, we lucked out!”

Winning numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were: 2-11-26-34-41 and the Powerball was 32.

“I wrote the numbers down last night and looked over them this morning,” Pietrobon said. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

He and his wife, Pat, have no plans at the moment for their windfall.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $550 million to a single annuity winner.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com.

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