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Aircraft Mechanic Flies Away with $25,000 Fantasy 5 Top Prize

Thursday, September 1, 2005

ATLANTA – An aircraft engine mechanic from Saint Marys is soaring as a Fantasy 5 top prize winner. Henry Hunter matched all five winning numbers in the Aug. 31 Fantasy 5 drawing and won $25,718.

“I am so happy!” Mr. Hunter exclaims. “I’m still in shock.”

Mr. Hunter discovered that he was a lucky winner when he received a printout of the draw results from a Georgia Lottery retailer. “When I saw it I couldn’t believe it. I started crying,” he shares. “The clerk came from behind the counter and gave me a big hug.”

Mr. Hunter randomly selected his lucky combination for the Aug. 31 Fantasy 5 drawing: 5-12-14-18-24.

The winning ticket was purchased at Cisco Travel Plaza II, located at 491 Saint Marys Rd. in Kingsland.

Mr. Hunter works at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. The 49-year-old plans to pay bills with his winnings.

According to Mr. Hunter, he’s always been lucky. He won $6,000 playing Quick Cash Keno a few years ago.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the bonus. Cisco Travel Plaza will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000.

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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