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Milledgeville handyman racks up $100K in winnings

Friday, September 27, 2013

ATLANTA – Barrett Lawson, 43, of Milledgeville is thrilled to win a prize from the Georgia Lottery worth $100,000. The lucky winner netted his top prize playing the instant game $100,000 Monte Carlo.

Excited, Lawson claimed his prize Tuesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Macon.

Quik Stop #0003, 2653 N. Columbia St. in Milledgeville, sold the winning ticket.

“I got the ticket, and I couldn’t believe what I saw,” he said. “I felt like I was led to the ticket.”

Lawson described the moment as emotional.

“The feeling is indescribable,” he said.

With two children, 9 months and 8 years old, the lucky winner intends to invest a portion of his winnings and plans to donate to a charity.

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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