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Morven man jingles with $750,000 lottery prize

Monday, December 18, 2006

ATLANTA – A Morven man can jingle all the way this holiday season after winning a jumbo Georgia Lottery prize. Kenneth Odum played the instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks and won one of the game's $750,000 top prizes.

Food Champ, located at Highway 133 and 76 in Morven, sold the lucky ticket.

"I guess it was just my turn," Odum said. "I sure appreciate winning it."

Odum, 61, works as a dump truck driver for a construction company. He is the father of one daughter and one stepson.

According to Odum, he is thrilled by his holiday season lottery win.

"I'm going to pay bills, help some people and invest a little bit of it so we'll have some down the road," he shared.

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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