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Cobb County builder wins monumental lottery prize

Friday, July 11, 2014

ATLANTA – A Cobb County monument builder has won a monumental Georgia Lottery prize. Richard Sailors Jr. of Marietta won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game Maximum Green.

Sailors, 52, claimed his prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

He plans to purchase a new truck with his winnings.

Mitchell’s Grocery, 800 Old Alabama Road S.W. in Mableton, sold the winning ticket.

“I went back out to my truck and started screaming,” Sailors said. “Then, I went to see my brother. I’m very excited.”

The Georgia Lottery instant game Maximum Green is loaded with cash prizes and top prizes of $1 million and $5 million.

Players can enter their non-winning tickets into the monthly Maximum Green Extra Chance Drawing to win one of 10 monthly prizes of $10,000. For more information, visit www.galottery.com.

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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