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$100,000 lottery win tunes up Dahlonega maintenance worker

Monday, January 15, 2007

ATLANTA – A Dahlonega man is one of five players who won $100,000 playing Millionaire Raffle.

Benjamin Edwards, 56, is a maintenance worker for Lumpkin County Schools. He purchased the winning ticket at Golden Pantry #0027, 462 N. Grove St., in Dahlonega.

The limited-time offer Millionaire Raffle drawing was held Dec. 31. Edwards saw that he’d won a prize on New Year’s Day.

"I am glad I hit it," he said. "I feel wonderful about it."

Edwards said he plans to invest his money.

"I’ve really gotten lucky," he said.

Millionaire Raffle was a limited-time game where 500,000 tickets were sold in numeric order. A computerized drawing randomly selected four $1 million prizes, five $100,000 prizes and 500 $1,000 prizes.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.8 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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