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Friends Win Over $51,000 Playing Fantasy 5

Thursday, March 3, 2005

ATLANTA – A Port Wentworth retiree was drinking his morning cup of coffee when he received a jolt from more than the java. While sipping his coffee, Paul Massey flipped through the newspaper and discovered that he and a few friends won Fantasy 5. The group matched all five numbers in Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing and won the top prize of $51,116.

According to Mr. Massey, he and his friends randomly selected the lucky combination and will split the winnings.

Mr. Massey, a retired auto parts salesman, plans to save his share. “It’ll come in handy,” says the 66-year-old. “Being retired, it sure is nice.”

The winning numbers for the Fantasy 5 drawing on Saturday were: 6-11-16-24-25. Timesaver #0066, located at 225 S. Coastal Hwy. in Port Wentworth, sold the winning ticket.

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 bonus. Timesaver will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7 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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