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Waverly Hall man rakes in big bucks with lottery instant game

Sunday, February 25, 2007

ATLANTA – A Waverly Hall man is embracing good fortune since winning a top prize from a Georgia Lottery instant game.

Rodrick Doss, 49, won $500,000 playing Jumbo Jumbo Bucks.

"It had to be luck," Doss said. "I happened to be at the right place at the right time to buy the right ticket."

Country Corner, 2117 Morris Road in Columbus, sold the winning ticket.

Retired from the Army, Doss said he scratched the ticket while at home with his wife, Raydell, and their 14-year-old son.

"We were just in shock, and we kept looking at the ticket," he said. "We couldn't believe it was real. It's just a numb feeling."

With his winnings, Doss said he plans to pay off his home and save the rest.

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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