Thursday, August 11, 2005
ATLANTA – Recently Fort Valley resident Willie Towns was left speechless when he scratched a Jumbo Bucks Classic instant game ticket and won the $50,000 top prize.
Mr. Towns scratched the ticket while sitting in his car next to his fiancÃ©e, Betty. “We were speechless for a while,” Mr. Towns explained.
The 53-year-old plans to use his winnings to pay off bills, help his grandchildren and pay for his upcoming wedding. The winnings will also help the couple with future goals, including the purchase of a new home. “This will open up some new avenues for us,” Mr. Towns says.
Neighbor’s Food Mart, located at 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Fort Valley, sold the winning ticket.
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