Looking for winning numbers? Click here.

Hiram Man Plays Bah Humbucks and 'Wins Like the Dickens'

Thursday, November 16, 2006

ATLANTA – A Hiram man will be saying "Bah Humbucks" this holiday season. Fred Braswell played the Georgia Lottery instant game Bah Humbucks and won one of the game's $225,000 top prizes.

Kroger #0401, located at 4215 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy. in Hiram, sold the winning ticket. Braswell scratched his ticket in the store.

"I just about passed out," he says. 'I went home and told my wife. We both just sat there and hugged and laughed and cried."

Braswell, 70, is retired from the airline industry. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married 28 years. They have four children and five grandchildren.

According to Braswell, he will use his lottery winnings to pay bills. "We're also going to take a little vacation and visit some relatives."

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.


For more information, please visit the Media Center on the GLC Web site at:

Play Responsibly – It's All About Fun!

Georgia Lottery Corporation
Media Relations Department
Voice: 404-215-5062
Fax: 404-215-8983
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

P 404.215.5062
F 404.215.8983
media [at] galottery [dot] org

Georgia Lottery on Facebook
Georgia Lottery COAM Division partners with Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to enforce compliance Read More... Lottery winner bustles all summer long with $1M prize in tow Read More... Cedartown mother of 4 wins extraordinary $3M prize Read More... Chemical operator gushes with excitement over $100K Read More... Carrollton warehouse worker unpacks massive lotto prize Read More...