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Cairo man wins instant $30,000

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ATLANTA – A Cairo man caught a stroke of luck playing Fat Cat, a Georgia Lottery instant game. Eric Anderson, 34, said winning a top prize "came at the right time."

"I'll take care of the odds and ends," he said. "I"m so happy. It really was the luck of the draw."

Anderson purchased his winning ticket at Cairo Food Mart, 424 First Ave, Cairo.

A single-parent father, Anderson also said he plans to do something nice for his 9-year-old daughter.

"If she's happy, then I'm happy," he said.

Because of lottery-funded Pre-K, he said, "My daughter is doing work on a higher level. Lottery dollars help students get a better education."

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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