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Truck Driver Hauls in a $2.5 Million Lottery Win

Thursday, May 11, 2006

ATLANTA – A Lilburn truck driver is hauling an oversized load. Herman Ryans Jr. played the Georgia Lottery instant game $300 Million Gold Rush and won the game's $2.5 MILLION top prize. This is the highest instant game top prize in Georgia Lottery history.

Shell, located at 915 Indian Trail Rd. in Lilburn, sold the lucky ticket.

According to Mr. Ryans, he scratched his ticket in the store and immediately rushed to share the news with his fiancee.

"I walked in the house and said, 'You're looking at a millionaire!' She was quite happy," he shares.

Mr. Ryans, 35, works for a company that sells building materials. He has two children.

Mr. Ryans says that he may purchase a new home with his winnings, but he first has to get over the shock of winning. "It still hasn't dawned on me yet."

$300 Million Gold Rush is a $10 game with 30 millionaires and the highest instant game top prize in Georgia history. The game offers over $304 million in total cash prizes including 10 top prizes of $2.5 MILLION, 20 $1 MILLION prizes, more than 19,600 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000, and over 498,000 prizes from $100 to $500.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.2 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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