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Scale Operator Weighs in with $299,000 Win on Free Fantasy 5 Ticket

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

ATLANTA – A warehouse scale operator from Dallas (Ga.) is sizing up a Fantasy 5 top prize win. When Jeffery Anderson received a promotional coupon in the mail for a free Fantasy 5 ticket, he redeemed it and won $299,405 in the May 3 drawing.

The winning numbers for the May 3 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 14-17-18-23-38.

Mr. Anderson saw the draw results on the news the following morning and knew that he matched some of the numbers. He asked his wife, Dale, to check the results on the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s Web site.

“I yelled, ‘JEFFERY! You won!” exclaims Mrs. Anderson, who distributes food samples at Sam’s Club.

Mr. Anderson, 47, is an employee of Austell Box Board Corp. He says the family is “probably going to pay everything off” including their home and cars. They will also share their winnings with their three grown children and their grandkids.

The coupon for the lucky free ticket was redeemed at Yorkville Market in Rockmart. Yorkville Market is located at 6454 Hwy. 101 N.

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. Yorkville Market will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $8,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.4 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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