Thursday, November 17, 2005
ATLANTA – Fred James Jr. can jingle all the way after his second jumbo Georgia Lottery win in two years. Mr. James played the instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks and won the $750,000 top prize. In February of last year, Mr. James celebrated a $50,000 top prize win on the instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic.
“I’m in awe!” Mr. James shares. “I just still can’t believe it.”
Mr. James purchased his lucky Jingle Jumbo Bucks ticket at Citgo Food Mart, located at 3501 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Duluth. He scratched his ticket in the store.
“I had to look at it several times. Then I shook a lot,” Mr. James says laughing. He immediately shared the exciting news with his girlfriend.
Mr. James, 71, retired from the automotive rentals field. He currently works as a contractor with automotive dealer trades.
According to Mr. James, he’s still thinking about how he’ll use his winnings. “It hasn’t sunk in yet,” he says. “That’s a lot of money!”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.8 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 Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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