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Sea Island Worker Wins $500,000

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

ATLANTA – A Texas man in the process of relocating to Georgia is celebrating a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery win. Paul Frear played Jumbo Jumbo Bucks and won the instant game’s $500,000 top prize.

Friendly Express #0052, located at 3601 Frederica Rd. on St. Simons Island, sold the winning ticket. Frear scratched his ticket at the store.

“I had to show it to the clerk because I couldn’t believe it,” he says. “She was more excited than I was, so I knew it was good news.”

Frear works as a supervisor for an architectural millwork company. The San Antonio resident has been on a long-term work assignment in Glynn County. He currently stays on Sea Island and plans to relocate to Georgia within a few months.

According to Frear, he’ll use his Georgia Lottery winnings to pay bills and to help with his move to Georgia. “I’ll also probably buy a new vehicle,” he adds.

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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