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Truck Driver Lugs in a $1 Million Georgia Lottery Win

Monday, September 19, 2005

ATLANTA – A 61-year-old truck driver is hauling in a $1 million Georgia Lottery win. James Galloway played the instant game $200 Million Cash Spectacular and won the million-dollar top prize.

The Short Stop, located at 1480 Millen Hwy. in Sylvania, sold the winning ticket.

Mr. Galloway, a resident of Fountain Inn, S.C., was passing through Georgia when he played $200 Million Cash Spectacular. He scratched the ticket in his truck before heading home.

“There it was!” he exclaims. “I saw a one and a bunch of zeros.”

According to Mr. Galloway, he and his wife Katherine immediately drafted a list of things to do with their winnings. “The first thing on there was to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina,” Mr. Galloway shares. “We’re also going to help our family and put the rest up.”

Mr. Galloway says he’s always been lucky. “Everything has worked out pretty well for me. It all started about 40 years ago with Mrs. Galloway. I guess I owe it all to her.”

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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