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Truck driver wins jumbo $50,000 Jumbo Bucks Classic prize

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

ATLANTA – Paul Fennell of Valdosta won a $50,000 top prize playing the Jumbo Bucks Classic instant game.

Fennell purchased the winning ticket at Quick Change #0002, 3701 Madison Highway, Valdosta.

"I looked two or three times to make sure I wasn't dreaming," said Fennell, 47. "I told my mom that one day I would win, and I did."

With his winnings, Fennell plans to buy a car for his mother and purchase a home.

"It couldn’t have come at a better time," he said.

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 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 790,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

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