Georgia man with flood damaged home wins lottery
A quarter-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize will help one Mableton family rebuild their lives following the metro Atlanta area's historic flooding last month.
Michael Sussmann, 38, won $250,000 playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.
I'm feeling much better, said a visibly overjoyed Sussmann. I don't think it has sunk in. I'm still in awe.
Sussmann and his wife, Cassie, together have three children, ages 11, 10 and eight. The couple, whose home received tremendous water d ...
Oct 26, 2009, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Waffle House waitress tastes lottery success
Mother of two wants to open her own restaurant
An Austell, Georgia, Waffle House waitress, who won the half-million dollar top prize in the $500,000 Monopoly instant game, is considering opening a restaurant with her winnings.
Autumn Laney, 26 and a mother of two, purchased her winning ticket while making a stop at Quick Pick Food Store on Six Flags Drive.
Before leaving, she scratched the ticket in her car.
I had to put on my glasses, and I cried when I saw all of those zeros, she ...
Jul 31, 2009, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia man wins $1.2M with free lottery ticket
A free Fantasy 5 lottery ticket has translated into a $1,298,332 jackpot win for a Hoschton, Georgia man.
Robert Patterson Jr. won the prize with a free ticket that matched all five winning numbers in the July 17 Fantasy 5 drawing.
It was on a free ticket, and I think that's probably important for everyone to know, said Patterson, who won the ticket by matching two of five numbers in a previous Fantasy 5 drawing.
Patterson checked the game results online and was excited to discover his ...
Jul 31, 2009, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Georgians win big in lottery
An Alpharetta salesman, a former HOPE scholarship recipient and a grandmother are some of recent Georgia lottery winners.
Their winnings, ranging from $50,000 to $777,777, total more than $1.6 million.
Alpharetta linen salesman, Ronnie Adams, 63, matched the first five winning numbers in the July 10 Mega Millions drawing, winning $250,000.
He saw the winning numbers in the sports section of a local newspaper and decided to check online.
I called my wife over, and we both were just s ...
Jul 17, 2009, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia carpenter wins lottery twice in a week
One week after winning $1,000 in the Georgia Lottery, a 62-year-old carpenter struck it really big.
Earl Fritz took home the top prize of $777,777 in the instant game Super Lucky 7's.
I felt lucky last week, the Augusta resident said. Now I feel a little bit luckier.
He purchased his ticket at Ms. Carolyn's, 2416 Windsor Spring Road, and scratched it. At first, Fritz didn't realize what he had.
I didn't have my glasses on, he said. It looked like a blur.
Fritz's first win came ...
Jun 22, 2009, 9:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband, then wife, wins lottery
The Hills were excited when they won $5,000 from the Georgia Lottery. But excited doesn't begin to cover how they felt one week later, when they won again this time a $1 million prize.
I was really ecstatic about the $5,000, Hill said, but then, boom! When I got this one I was just like, 'Wow, I can't believe this. My life is going to change for the better.'
Karen Hill, a 34-year-old mother of two, bought the winning ticket for the World Class Millions instant game at City Chevron, 701 E ...
Jun 11, 2009, 10:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky grandparents strike it big in Ga. lottery
Apparently, it pays to be a grandparent.
The latest big winners in the Georgia Lottery have a combined 17 grandchildren between them.
Brenda Lee, 60, who works at a lawn-mower assembly plant, won $500,000 in the instant game Jumbo Bucks. The Statesboro woman bought the ticket at Ambe Food Mart and scratched it in her car.
I called my daughter and asked her to come quickly because I couldn't drive, said Lee, who has two children and four grandchildren. I also showed the clerk. I just co ...
Jun 11, 2009, 1:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Forgotten lottery ticket worth $250,000
A lottery ticket tucked away in a wallet for months turned out to be a winner, worth $250,000.
Michael Johnson, of Lexington, Ky., bought the Mega Millions ticket during a business trip to metro Atlanta back in February.
He slipped the lottery ticket into his wallet and forgot about it.
Last week he found the three-month old ticket, checked the numbers, and found out he was holding a winning ticket.
He matched all five numbers in the drawing, but not the mega ball.
I didn't screa ...
Jun 8, 2009, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia man wins $1 million in lottery
A Gainesville man's life may have been opened to new possibilities after winning a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize.
Donald Grant, 58, won the lottery after purchasing a World Class Millions ticket, a Georgia Lottery instant game, with his morning cappuccino.
This is a lucky day, Grant said of winning his prize. I was stunned.
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle M Food Shop on 2310 Old Cornelia Highway in Gainesville.
According to Grant, winning his prize opens up a realm of ...
Jun 2, 2009, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. lottery chief says Arkansas can clear $125M in first year
New commission urged to focus on hiring director
South Carolina lottery director Ernie Passailaigue estimated that the Arkansas lottery could clear roughly $125 million in net profit its first year.
Passailaigue spoke to Arkansas Lottery Commission members Thursday afternoon at a working retreat held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute within Petit Jean State Park. Joining him to pass along expertise in helping implement successful state lotteries was Margaret DeFrancisco, director of th ...
May 15, 2009, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum