Thursday, February 5, 2004
ATLANTA – Jason Williams, a Kingsland barber, is enjoying shear luck as a Fantasy 5 top prize winner. Mr. Williams matched all five winning numbers in the Feb. 3 Fantasy 5 drawing and won $117,547 before taxes.
The winning numbers for the Feb. 3 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 4-5-11-20-24. The lucky ticket was purchased at Flash Foods #0188, located at 1321 Hwy. 40 E. in Kingsland.
On the morning after the drawing, Mr. Williams visited the store where he purchased the ticket for a cup of coffee and to check the Fantasy 5 draw results. He was stunned to learn that he was a top prize winner.
“I was speechless for a minute there,” says Mr. Williams. “It had to sink in.”
Mr. Williams is still deciding how he will use his winnings. “I have no idea. I have to do some thinking about it.”
According to Mr. Williams, his son and daughter attended lottery-funded prekindergarten. “That’s just another good reason to play,” he shares.
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 retailer incentive bonus. Flash Foods will receive a $4,000 retailer incentive bonus.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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