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Retired Tree Surgeon Plants $50,000 Instant Game Win

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

ATLANTA – Retired tree surgeon William Moody sees himself as living proof that anyone can win the lottery. He recently purchased a Jumbo Bucks Classic instant game ticket and won the $50,000 top prize.

Mr. Moody was sitting in his parked car when he found out that he was a winner. “I almost had a heart attack,” the Maysville resident describes.

Mr. Moody, 66, is still deciding what he will do with his winnings.

D’s Food Store, located at 10141 Commerce Rd. in Athens, sold Mr. Moody his winning ticket.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8 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 Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


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