ATLANTA – Winning is par for the course for Marietta’s Ray Wilson. Mr. Wilson was on his way to the golf course when he purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket for the June 8 drawing. The 36-year-old matched all five numbers and won $84,441 before taxes.
Mr. Wilson was watching the news Wednesday (6/9) morning when the previous night’s Fantasy 5 results flashed across the screen. He immediately recognized that he was a top prize winner and shared the news with his wife, Valerie.
“I couldn’t believe it,” exclaims Mr. Wilson. “It was quite amazing.”
The winning numbers for the June 8 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 2-6-8-10-17. According to Mr. Wilson, the lucky numbers are a combination of his birthday and the birthday of his eight-year-old son, Myles.
Mr. Wilson, an account manager for a human resources outsourcing company, plans to put his winnings towards his son’s education. He also hopes to enjoy a golfing getaway.
The winning ticket was purchased at Chevron Food Mart, located at 2050 Sylvan Rd. in Atlanta. Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the retailer incentive bonus.
Since there were three top prize winners for the June 8 Fantasy 5 drawing and the top prize rolled three times, Chevron Food Mart will receive a retailer incentive bonus in the amount of $2,666.67.
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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