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Fisherman Catches $150,000 Lottery Win

Thursday, October 20, 2005

ATLANTA- Ronald Duke enjoys fishing and hunting in his free time. He also plays the Georgia Lottery, which enabled his daughter to attend college using the HOPE scholarship. Recently, Mr. Duke used a few dollars he won playing Giant Jumbo Bucks to buy another Giant Jumbo Bucks ticket. The new ticket was worth $150,000.

Mr. Duke could hardly believe that he’d won the instant game’s top prize. He immediately told his wife, who screamed when she heard the news. “We were both pretty excited,” Mr. Duke says.

The Canton resident and his wife are considering using the winnings to pay off their house.

Mr. Duke, 56, purchased his winning ticket at Pick & Save Mart, located at 5661 Hwy. 20 in Cartersville.

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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