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Cedartown Retiree Wins $50,000

Monday, November 20, 2006

ATLANTA – It's the most wonderful time of the year for a Cedartown man. James Sorrells played the Georgia Lottery instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic and won one of the game's $50,000 top prizes.

Cedartown Food Mart, located at 101 N. Main St. in Cedartown, sold the winning ticket. Sorrells scratched his ticket in the store.

"I looked at the ticket at least three or four times," Sorrells said.

Sorrells, 62, retired from a company that builds fuel tanks for planes and helicopters. He has two children and two grandchildren.

"I'm going to give some of my winnings to my two sons," shared Sorrells. "Thanksgiving just got a whole lot better. And Christmas!"

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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