Thursday, February 15, 2007
ATLANTA – A Thomasville property manager has landed a Fantasy 5 win worth $270,240. Freddie Lee Ross, 45, won the top prize in the Feb. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing.
VJ's Quick Express, located at 21967 Highway 19 N. in Thomasville, sold the winning ticket. Ross was at the store when a clerk announced that a Fantasy 5 top prize ticket had been purchased there and showed him the winning numbers.
"That's me. I have those numbers," Ross exclaimed in the store. "I just kind of jumped up when I learned that I won."
The winning numbers for the Fantasy 5 drawing on Feb. 15 were: 3-8-13-25-33. Ross randomly selected the lucky combination.
Leading up to the Fantasy 5 win, Ross enjoyed a lucky streak with the instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club. He claimed $1,000 prizes on Feb. 6 and Feb. 12.
According to Ross, he and his wife, Priscilla, will probably buy new cars and complete some projects on the new house they recently purchased.
"I'm going to do some work on my back yard and finish my workshop," Ross said.
Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the bonus. VJ's Quick Express will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $8,000.
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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