Wednesday, October 19, 2005
ATLANTA- Warehouse dock worker Julius Mills now knows what it feels like to be a Georgia Lottery winner. He played Jumbo Bucks Classic, a Georgia Lottery instant game, and won the $50,000 top prize.
The Macon resident was standing outside when he scratched his ticket, but even with the sunlight Mr. Mills could hardly believe his eyes. “I had to look again to make sure,” Mr. Mills says.
The 49-year-old plans to use a portion of his winnings to pay bills and will save the remainder.
Mr. Mills purchased his winning ticket at Kwickie/Flash #0223. The store is located at 4314 Pio Nono Ave. in Macon.
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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