Monday, February 26, 2007
ATLANTA – A Dawsonville man is celebrating a lifetime Georgia Lottery win. Larry Brock won the top prize of $1,000 a week for life in the Feb. 17 Win for Life drawing.
"This feels pretty good," said Brock, who will receive a total of $52,000 a year for the rest of his life.
Sanky's, located at 6566 Highway 53 E. in Dawsonville, sold the winning ticket. Brock stopped by the store for a soda on the day after the drawing.
When a clerk announced that someone purchased a Win for Life top prize ticket in Dawsonville, Brock replied, "Maybe it was me."
Brock received a printout of the draw results and saw that he was indeed the lucky winner.
"There was a crowd of people in there, but you can imagine how I was acting," he said. "I was shaking like a leaf."
According to Brock, he will use his winnings to pay bills.
Brock, 46, is the father of a 13-year-old son and an 18-year-old daughter, who attends North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega on a lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship.
"We couldn't do it without HOPE," Brock shared. "It's a big help."
Any Georgia Lottery retailer who sells a Win for Life top prize ticket can earn the $5,000 retailer incentive bonus payment. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold in Georgia, the retailers selling the winning tickets will share the $5,000 retailer incentive bonus. Sanky's will receive the $5,000 retailer incentive bonus.
Win for Life drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11 p.m. Each Win for Life ticket costs $1.
Win for Life is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky. As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Win for Life will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
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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