ATLANTA – Allen Lee of Sardis entered a second chance drawing for the Georgia Lottery instant game Fast Cash hoping to win an official driver uniform jacket, but he sped away with the grand prize. Georgia Lottery officials called Mr. Lee on Friday (4/30) to inform him that he won a Winner’s Choice Racing Trip. He also gets that jacket he wanted.
“Good gracious!” the 37-year-old exclaimed as lottery officials shared the news. “That’s unbelievable.”
The Winner’s Choice Racing Trip consists of a four-day, three-night trip for two to the winner’s choice of any official NASCAR race for the 2004 or 2005 season.
Mr. Lee, a sewing plant employee, looks forward to seeing his favorite NASCAR driver, Bill Elliott. “I’ve always liked him because he’s from Georgia,” he says.
According to Mr. Lee, his wife Kathy will join him on the trip. The couple have a two-year-old-son, Noah. “We don’t get out much since my son was born,” he laughs. “We needed this. It’s something different.”
The Winner’s Choice Racing Trip will allow Mr. Lee to enjoy his first NASCAR race and his first flight. However, this isn’t his first time winning. In 2000, Mr. Lee won $28,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Great 8’s.
Each Winner’s Choice Racing Trip includes: round-trip airfare, first-class hotel for four days and three nights, ground transportation, reserved race seating including a VIP upgrade package, merchandise prize packs, and $500 in spending money.
The Georgia Lottery Corporation will conduct at least four Fast Cash Second Chance Drawings to award Winner’s Choice Racing Trips and premium racing merchandise prize packs. In EACH of the Second Chance Drawings, the Georgia Lottery will award one Racing Trip and 200 merchandise prize packs. The first qualified ticket selected in each Second Chance Drawing will be the Winner’s Choice Racing Trip winner for that drawing. The next 200 qualified tickets selected in each Second Chance Drawing will be awarded one Winner’s Choice Prize Pack each.
The next Second Chance Drawing will be held on May 21, 2004. The entry deadline for the next Second Chance Drawing is May 18, 2004.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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