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Ford Worker Loses Job, Wins Lottery

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Ford Worker Loses Job, Wins Lottery

Retirement day will be an especially memorable one for Ford assembly plant worker Jerome McInnis. McInnis played the new Georgia Lottery instant game Bah Humbucks and became the first to win one of the game's $225,000 top prizes.

Jerome is a 13-year employee of the Ford assembly plant in Hapeville that closed today.

"I elected to take the early retirement package," shares McInnis, a College Park resident. "This came at a great time. It's just exciting to win like this."

McInnis, 52, purchased his lucky ticket this morning when he stopped for gas at an Amoco station on Fayetteville Road in College Park.

"I paid for the gas, but I was so excited that I drove off and forgot to get my gas," McInnis says. According to McInnis, he plans to invest most of his winnings. "This will enable me to take care of everything."

The new $5 instant game went on sale Tuesday.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.6 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 Pre-kindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

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Kidzmom's avatar - cold
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Posted: October 30, 2006, 8:23 am - IP Logged

Congratulations!!  I hope he uses it wisely.

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    Posted: October 30, 2006, 10:16 am - IP Logged

    lol i wonder if he ever went back to pay for the gas?

    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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      Posted: October 30, 2006, 10:23 am - IP Logged

      He paid for the gas but forgot to pump it. I hope the station allowed him to get his gas on his return, without paying again.

      Congratulations to him.

      litebets

      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

      Come on Jackpot!!!

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        Posted: October 30, 2006, 10:51 am - IP Logged

        He paid for the gas but forgot to pump it. I hope the station allowed him to get his gas on his return, without paying again.

        Congratulations to him.

        litebets

        That was kind of funny...

        Typically, stations have drive offs without paying after pumping, not the other way around...

        He was so "pumped" he forgot to get the gas !

        DD

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: October 30, 2006, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

          That was kind of funny...

          Typically, stations have drive offs without paying after pumping, not the other way around...

          He was so "pumped" he forgot to get the gas !

          DD

          Not here.  Most gas stations ask you to pay first, then pump.  Most of the time I use my gas card anyway and pay at the pump. I think it's now a law in Florida that, if you pump and run, you can lose your license...not sure. 

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            Posted: October 30, 2006, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

            Yes, it's that way here in Ga and South Carolina as well. If you drive away w/ o paying, you lose your license.

            Most all stations now will not turn the pump on for cash payments until you come in and pay or leave a deposit first..

            DD