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Numbers from Afghanistan net $371K lottery win

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Numbers from Afghanistan net $371K lottery win
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ATLANTA, Ga. — A Douglasville, Georgia, woman has won a $371,516 Georgia Lottery prize with numbers she received from her husband working in Afghanistan.

Carol Hicks, 37, won the prize as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the April 2 Fantasy 5 drawing.

"My husband called me from Afghanistan, and he asked me to play these numbers," Hicks said.

Winning numbers from the drawing were: 1-6-10-17-39.

RaceTrac #0439, 5897 Fairburn Road in Douglasville, sold the winning ticket. The second jackpot winning ticket was sold in Ringgold.

"I thought it was an April Fools' joke," Hicks said. "I got my phone to check the results, wiped my eyes and screamed."

Hicks' husband works as a contractor in Afghanistan. The family anticipates paying off bills.

Press Release, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: April 9, 2013, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

smart wife to listen to her husband and play the digits. congrats to the family.... awesome win.

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    Keokuk,Iowa
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    Posted: April 9, 2013, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

    smart wife to listen to her husband and play the digits. congrats to the family.... awesome win.

    I wish my old lady would listen to me ~;).

     

     

     

     

     

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      Posted: April 9, 2013, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

      I wish my old lady would listen to me ~;).

       

       

       

       

       

      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian." Henry Ford

      There is Nothing worse than  a wife who does not  listen- especially when it concerns the lottery.
      Big Smile

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        Posted: April 9, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

        This is such a nice turn of events. I hope he can rejoin his family soon

        It's a futile effort.

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          Posted: April 9, 2013, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

          My wife and I had words last night.

           

          I didn't get to use mine.

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            Posted: April 9, 2013, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

            Ha Ha, that is pretty cool. 

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              Posted: April 9, 2013, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

              My wife and I had words last night.

               

              I didn't get to use mine.

              Our wives must be related.

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                Posted: April 9, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                Sweet story, happy for their win

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                  Posted: April 9, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulation Mr. & Mrs. HicksThumbs Up

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                    Posted: April 10, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                    how awesome!!! Congrats to the Hicks family!!!!

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                      Posted: April 10, 2013, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the family, but more explanation would have been nice.  What inspired him to use those numbers?

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                        Posted: April 10, 2013, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                        PartyWhite BounceParty

                        Musta been in right PLACE

                        Musta been D  right TIME

                        Musta been D  right #####'

                        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                          Posted: April 10, 2013, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                          IMA BEA Big PB JP Winner.

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                            Posted: April 19, 2013, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                            I wonder how did her husband knew the numbers? She's so smart to listen to her husband. There's a reward for being an obedient wife! :)