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Auto Parts Salesman Races to Fast Cash Victory

Monday, April 19, 2004

ATLANTA – An Eastman auto parts salesman is taking a Fast Cash victory lap. Joseph “Joe” Jones entered a second chance drawing for the Georgia Lottery instant game Fast Cash and won a Winner’s Choice Racing Trip.

Mr. Jones, 39, was on his way home from work on Friday (4/16) when Georgia Lottery officials contacted him with the news. “I thought someone was pulling a joke on me,” he says. “I’ve never won anything like that.”

The Winner’s Choice Racing Trip consists of a four-day, three-night trip for two to the winner’s choice of any official NASCAR race for the 2004 or 2005 season.

An avid NASCAR fan, Mr. Jones and three friends purchased a motor home last year for traveling to races. While watching a race on Sunday (4/18), Mr. Jones jokes, “Everybody was trying to be my best friend, but I’ll be taking my wife, Janet.”

Traveling to races is Mr. Jones’ favorite pastime, but he’ll enjoy new heights with his Winner’s Choice Racing Trip. “This gives me a chance to do something that I’ve never done,” he shares. “This will be my first time flying.”

Each Winner’s Choice Racing Trip includes: round-trip airfare, first-class hotel for four days and three nights, ground transportation, reserved race seating including a VIP upgrade package, merchandise prize packs, and $500 in spending money.

The Georgia Lottery Corporation will conduct at least four Fast Cash Second Chance Drawings to award Winner’s Choice Racing Trips and premium racing merchandise prize packs. In EACH of the Second Chance Drawings, the Georgia Lottery will award one Racing Trip and 200 merchandise prize packs. The first qualified ticket selected in each Second Chance Drawing will be the Winner’s Choice Racing Trip winner for that drawing. The next 200 qualified tickets selected in each Second Chance Drawing will be awarded one Winner’s Choice Prize Pack each.

The next Second Chance Drawing will be held on April 30, 2004. The entry deadline for the next Second Chance Drawing is April 27, 2004.

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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