Friday, October 29, 2010
ATLANTA – A Metter man was grabbing his morning cup of joe when he was jolted by more than the java. Andrew Jones, 63, won a $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Maximum Green.
This is the second big win for Jones, who won $500,000 playing the instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks in March 2008.
Jones purchased both of his lucky top prize tickets at Jet Food Store #0035, 309 W. Broad St., Metter.
With all the excitement, the grandfather of four says he is remaining calm. Jones retired in 2009 after working at a service station for 25 years.
“I feel good about it,” he exclaimed. “I just plan to sit and count.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.1 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.25 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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