Friday, January 4, 2013
ATLANTA – A Thomson railroad engineer has linked the New Year to a win from the Georgia Lottery. James Jason Jones played the instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid and won a $20,000 prize, taxes paid.
Jones, 38, was selected as a winner from the Jan. 2 Weekly Extra Chance Drawing.
“I had about 109 missed calls,” Jones recalled following Wednesday’s televised drawing. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack.”
With his winnings, the father of two teens plans to purchase a prom dress for his daughter and pay off bills.
“I hope my good luck will go on the rest of the year,” Jones said.
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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