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Lincolnton man carols with $364K lottery win

Friday, December 14, 2012

ATLANTA – Michael Gibbs of Lincolnton is seeing shades of green this holiday season with a win from the Georgia Lottery. Gibbs, 43, is one of two players to match all five numbers from the Dec. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing, each winning a $364,387 jackpot prize.

Pair of Jacks, 6600 Washington Road in Appling, sold the Quik Pik ticket. The second jackpot winning ticket was purchased in Marietta.

Winning numbers from the Dec. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 10-15-16-26-34.

Gibbs discovered his prize while checking the results from the drawing on the Georgia Lottery’s website.

The lucky winner claimed his prize Thursday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Augusta.

Gibbs feels merry winning his prize.

“I’ll pay the house off,” he said. “I may do extra Christmas shopping.”

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.8 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 Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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