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Hephzibah Handyman Wins $100,000

Thursday, September 29, 2005

ATLANTA – A handyman from Hephzibah is celebrating a $100,000 Georgia Lottery win. James Miller played Mighty Mega Bucks and won the instant game’s $100,000 top prize.

Yeong’s Pantry, located at 220 S. Belair Rd. in Martinez, sold the lucky ticket. According to Mr. Miller, he scratched the ticket in the store. “I had to check my glasses,” he says laughing. “I could hardly believe it.”

Mr. Miller, 59, has three grown children. He is still deciding how to spend his winnings. “I really don’t know yet,” he shares.

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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