Tuesday, December 14, 2010
ATLANTA – A Columbus man is dashing through the dough this holiday season! Eugene Fluellen Sr., 50, won $750,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks.
“This is going to be a great Christmas,” he exclaimed. “The best one I ever had.”
Fluellen purchased and scratched his top prize ticket at Jerry’s Food Mart, 3874 Saint Mary’s Road, Columbus.
“I just started shaking,” he said.
A textile worker, Fluellen is married with three children.
“I’m going to pay my house off and get the truck I always wanted,” he shared. “It feels great.”
Fluellen also hopes to “do a little traveling.”
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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