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Winning streak: Grovetown granddad wins $400K prize

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ATLANTA – A Grovetown grandfather is celebrating two Georgia Lottery prizes. Carl Newman won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game $400,000 Bonanza.

Newman, who has 14 grandchildren, said he first won $500 before winning his largest prize.

“I scratched it in the store,” he said. “I called my wife, and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this!’”

Circle K #5374, 5101 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown, sold the winning ticket.

Married 41 years, Newman, 60, and his wife, Dianne, have four adult children.

The couple claimed the prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“We’ll put some toward retirement, buy a new truck and pay off our car note,” Newman shared.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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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