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Forklift Driver Picks Up $348,000 Playing Fantasy 5

Monday, March 28, 2005

ATLANTA – A forklift driver is hoisting a lucky load after winning the top prize on Fantasy 5. Deborah Morrow won $348,088 as one of two players to match all five numbers in the March 23 Fantasy 5 drawing.

Ms. Morrow, a resident of Athens, works at the Johns Manville fiberglass plant in Winder. She was taking a break at work when she called the Georgia Lottery Player Information Hotline to check her Fantasy 5 ticket.

“I just started running in circles,” Ms. Morrow says. “Everybody at work was so excited. The news traveled fast.”

According to Ms. Morrow, she plans to purchase a new home and a sports utility vehicle with her winnings.

“It’s a great feeling!” she exclaims.

The winning numbers for the Fantasy 5 drawing on March 23 were: 5-13-17-20-28.

Ms. Morrow purchased her Quik Pik ticket at Shell Food Mart, located at 53 Monroe Hwy. in Winder. The second top prize ticket for the March 23 Fantasy 5 drawing was sold in Palmetto.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the bonus. Shell Food Mart will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $7,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.2 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.


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