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Suwanee man grabs Powerball ticket worth $1M

Friday, September 27, 2013

ATLANTA – A Gwinnett County man has struck a Powerball win worth $1 million. Carlton Davis of Suwanee matched the first five winning numbers from the Sept. 14 Powerball drawing to win his prize.

Davis, 49, claimed his prize Tuesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Kroger #0434 Fuel Kiosk, 3651 Peachtree Parkway in Suwanee, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

Winning numbers from the Sept. 14 drawing were: 1-17-25-37-44 and the Powerball was 20.

The lucky winner discovered he’d won while checking the results on the Georgia Lottery’s website.

“I looked at the numbers on the screen and on the ticket, and they looked alike,” he recalled. “I said, ‘Wow!’ I almost fell out. It was unreal, and I couldn’t believe it.”

A computer analyst, Davis intends to invest his winnings.

Saturday’s Powerball drawing is at an estimated $60 million to a single annuity winner.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play to increase non-jackpot prize winnings.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

 

Kimberly Starks
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