Monday, August 22, 2005
ATLANTA – A 24-year-old bread distributor from Waynesboro has won a lot of “bread” with a million-dollar Georgia Lottery win. Christopher Robert Hunter played the instant game $100 Million Cash Spectacular and won the $1 MILLION top prize.
Georgia Lottery retailer Jack’s Grocery, located at 4430 Mike Padgett Hwy. in Augusta, sold the lucky ticket.
Mr. Hunter scratched the ticket at the store. “I had to look a couple of times,” he says. “I took the ticket to the counter and said, ‘I guess I won $1 million.’” Store employees ran the ticket through the Georgia Lottery terminal and confirmed his million-dollar win.
Mr. Hunter works at Flowers Baking Company. He and his wife, Diana, are expecting a son in September. According to Mr. Hunter, he may purchase a new home for his family with his winnings. “It’s definitely going to change things,” he shares. “I feel pretty lucky.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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