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Kennesaw man celebrates $185K Fantasy 5 prize

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ATLANTA – Ricky Peffer of Kennesaw is celebrating a jackpot win playing Fantasy 5. Peffer, 50, matched all five numbers from the Aug. 13 drawing, winning the $185,357 prize.

Chevron Food Mart, 1727 Mars Hill Road N.W. in Acworth, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

The restaurant operator consultant watched the televised drawing.

“Five minutes later, I went and looked at the ticket,” Peffer said. “I was excited. I couldn’t sleep.”

Feeling good about his lottery win, the lucky winner and his wife, Cynthia, intend to pay off bills.

Winning numbers from the Aug. 13 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 1-3-5-13-23.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.6 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 1.6 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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Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

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