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Man spots $30K in Marietta; plans to help children

Friday, May 23, 2014

ATLANTA – Lady Luck has struck a Cobb County man, who is taking off with an instant Georgia Lottery prize worth thousands. Murray Chalmers, who lives in Kennesaw, won a $30,000 top prize playing the instant game Lady Luck.

Chalmers, who has three adult children and three grandchildren, intends to use his windfall to help them financially.

“I was shocked. I said, ‘Am I dreaming this,’” he recalled.

The lucky winner scratched the ticket in his car after purchasing it at Minit Saver, 3807 Due West Road N.W. in Marietta.

As the owner of a staffing agency, Chalmers recently celebrated his 70th birthday.

“It’s a good birthday present,” he said of his windfall.

Chalmers lives in Kennesaw with his wife, Suzanne.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.3 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 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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