Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ATLANTA – A Fayetteville man is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Ocie Burns Jr. of Fayetteville won the $338,506 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the March 11 drawing, matching all five winning numbers to claim the prize.
Burns claimed his prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery’s headquarters in Atlanta.
Helmer Hwy 85, 8439 Highway 85 in Riverdale, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.
“I had the ticket sitting on my computer desk,” Burns explained. “It sat there for a week, and I decided to check it before throwing it away.”
A quality auditor for an aerosol plant, Burns repeatedly checked the results on the Georgia Lottery’s website.
“I checked it like five times to be sure,” he said.
Ecstatic over his windfall, Burns intends to pay off his home mortgage and invest the remainder.
Winning numbers from the March 11 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 7-10-19-20-31.
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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