Wednesday, July 26, 2006
ATLANTA – Riverdale resident Larry Lewis will be enjoying his recent Georgia Lottery win for the rest of his life. Mr. Lewis’ wife randomly picked six numbers, and he used them to buy a ticket for the July 19 Win for Life drawing. It turned out to be a winning combination, and Mr. Lewis won the top prize of $1,000 a week for life, which totals $52,000 a year.
“My wife watched the drawing,” Mr. Lewis explained. “Then she called me and said that we won the jackpot and that she was shaking.”
The winning numbers for the Win for Life drawing on July 19 were: 3-17-21-37-39-41 and the Free Ball was 14.
Chateau Red Dot, located at 6551 Church St. in Riverdale, sold Mr. Lewis his winning ticket.
Mr. Lewis, 47, works as a domestic operations clerk. He plans to save his winnings for retirement. He and his wife, Dequater, have two sons and reside in Riverdale.
To date, 12 players have won Win for Life’s incredible top prize of $1,000 a week for life. Twenty-six Georgia Lottery players have won the game’s amazing second prize of $1,000 a week for a year, adding up to $52,000 each, for a total of more than $1.3 million. Win for Life drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. Each Win for Life ticket costs $1. Win for Life is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky. As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Win for Life will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.4 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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