Wednesday, January 2, 2013
ATLANTA – The excitement is overflowing for one city of Jasper worker since plunging into a Georgia Lottery prize in time for the New Year. Terry Howard, who works for the city’s water department, won a $100,000 top prize playing the instant game Jumbo Bucks Bingo.
Howard claimed his prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Dalton.
“My girlfriend suggested I get one of them,” said Howard, 47. “I purchased it and scratched it at home.”
Chevron Food Mart, located at 850 S. Main St. in Jasper, sold the lucky ticket.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I feel good.”
The father of three anticipates adding on to his home and paying off bills with his windfall.
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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