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Sparks Man Extends Winning Streak, Takes Home $1 Million Top Prize

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

ATLANTA – Charles Michael Futch of Sparks is on a winning streak. First, his daughter attended the University of Georgia using the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship. Next he won $100 playing a Georgia Lottery instant game. Then he used a part of his winnings to play $200 Million Cash Spectacular and won the instant game's $1 million top prize.

Quick Change #0006, located at 315 N. Hutchinson Ave. in Adel, sold the winning ticket.

Mr. Futch could barely believe his eyes when he scratched his winning ticket. "I had to get out my reading glasses to make sure, and then I called my wife," the 49-year-old explained.

Mr. Futch is a self-employed construction worker. He looks forward to using his winnings to pay bills and take a trip.

$200 Million Cash Spectacular is a $10 instant game with 20 $1 million top prizes and over $210 million in total cash prizes.

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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