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Winner expresses amazement over $75K win in Rome

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ATLANTA – A lucky Georgia Lottery player was amazed to win a $75,000 prize in Rome. James Wadkins won his top prize playing Jumbo Bucks Classic – Anniversary Edition.

A Gadsden, Ala., resident, Wadkins purchased the winning ticket at Fast Trip #0002, 9522 Alabama Highway N.W. in Rome.

“My brother and I just went to purchase lottery tickets,” he said. “When I scratched it off, I couldn’t believe it.”

Wadkins, a technical support director, has one 13-year-old son with his wife, Allison.

Excited over his windfall, Wadkins intends to save his winnings toward college for his teenage son.

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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

P 404.215.5062
F 404.215.8983
media [at] galottery [dot] org

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