Sunday, September 25, 2005
ATLANTA- Retiree Robert Long Jr. says that he played Giant Jumbo Bucks after his niece won big on the game. It was Mr. Long’s lucky day and he won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $150,000 top prize.
Mr. Long’s wife, Cora, scratched the ticket while they were sitting in the car. When she told her husband the news, Mr. Long couldn’t believe it. “I kept on asking, ‘What?’” the Atlanta resident says.
The 74-year-old plans to use his winnings to pay bills.
Mr. Long purchased his winning ticket at East Atlanta Supermarket, located at 1358 Glenwood Ave. in Atlanta.
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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