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Flowery Branch Businessman Wins $448,000 on Fantasy 5

Monday, November 13, 2006

ATLANTA – A Flowery Branch businessman is celebrating a Fantasy 5 top prize win. Lance Stadmiller matched all five winning numbers in the Fantasy 5 drawing on Oct. 31 and was one of two players to win $448,168.

The winning numbers for the Oct. 31 drawing were: 10-17-23-24-38.

Stadmiller purchased his Quik Pik ticket at Gaines Ferry Shell, located at 5976-B Atlanta Hwy. in Flowery Branch. The second top prize ticket in the Oct. 31 drawing was sold in Waynesboro.

Stadmiller, 45, is the owner of California Closets. He was at work when he visited the Georgia Lottery's Web site and learned that he was a lucky winner.

"I just started shaking. I couldn't believe it," he says. "I called my wife into the office, and she started screaming. Everyone in the office started joking and asking if we won the lottery. Well we did, so it was pretty funny!"

According to Stadmiller, he has always been a lucky guy. "I consider myself fortunate."

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the bonus. Gaines Ferry Shell will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $11,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.6 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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