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.
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