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Handyman nails a $30,000 lottery win

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

ATLANTA – A Lawrenceville handyman has hammered out a Georgia Lottery win just in time for his birthday. Michael Nalley played the instant game Lucky Dog and won a $30,000 top prize.

"It's a good birthday present. Isn't it?" asked Nalley, who will turn 44 on March 15.

Chevron Food Mart, located at 452 Winder Hwy. in Lawrenceville, sold the winning ticket. Nalley scratched the ticket in the store's parking lot.

"I couldn't believe it," he said. "I was hollering, 'I won $30,000.' "

Nalley is the owner of C & M Handyman Service. He and his wife, Lynne Oliver, have four sons and two daughters.

According to Nalley, he will use his lottery winnings to "buy another truck and make a down payment on a new home."

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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