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Gray Resident Wins $50,000 Playing Jumbo Bucks Classic

Monday, June 26, 2006

ATLANTA – A recent lottery ticket purchase left Gray resident Brian Tinsley jumping up and down. He played Jumbo Bucks Classic and won the $50,000 top prize.

Mr. Tinsley’s wife and stepdaughter were the first to hear the good news. “All I could say was, ‘I won, I won!’ ” Mr. Tinsley, 40, explained.

The maintenance mechanic plans to use his winnings to pay bills.

Food Center #1, located at 277 Walnut St. in Macon, sold the winning ticket.

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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