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Georgia man celebrates $5 million lottery jackpot

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Georgia man celebrates $5 million lottery jackpot

A Columbus man has netted a win worth millions.

David Huff, 46, won $5 million playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club.

Circle K Stores #6678, 215 Fourth St. in Columbus, sold the winning ticket. The father of four scratched the ticket just outside of his car. What he discovered, Smith said, was unbelievable.

"I broke my glasses trying to look at the ticket," he said. "I was sure of what I saw, so I had to take a deep breath."

Smith, who likes to go fishing, plans to buy a boat, a house and a car.

"I want to carry on with life as it is now," he said. "I just haven't gotten over the feeling yet."

David Huff, 46, won $5 million playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club.

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: June 1, 2007, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations, Mr. Huff !!  Enjoy your $250,000 per year for 20 years !

 

I've been trying to find one of those winning tickets myself.

 

                               

              

 

 

    Toney725's avatar - speedykat
    Stone Mountain, GA
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    Posted: June 1, 2007, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations, Mr. Huff !!  Enjoy your $250,000 per year for 20 years !

     

    I've been trying to find one of those winning tickets myself.

    Me too!

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      Posted: June 1, 2007, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

      i drove down to dalton and bought about 10 of those tickets when it first came out but i only won more tickets so i havent tried to buy anymore since then. i think they said 5 jackpots are left when i was down there yesterday but maybe its only 4 now...

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        Coastal Georgia
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        Posted: June 1, 2007, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

        i drove down to dalton and bought about 10 of those tickets when it first came out but i only won more tickets so i havent tried to buy anymore since then. i think they said 5 jackpots are left when i was down there yesterday but maybe its only 4 now...

        Actually, there are still quite a few top prizes left, tnlotto1

           Updated 5/27                                  Prize      Claimed  Total

         

        GEORGIA'S $500 MILLION CLUB$5,000,000410
        GEORGIA'S $500 MILLION CLUB$1,000,0001440

         

                                       

                      

         

         

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: June 1, 2007, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

          I am happy to read he wasn't driving the car while he was scratching!  What a feeling is right! Can't imagine.  I haven't purchased an instant game ticket in a long time, but I always take it home.  I'd be too nervous about yelling "Whoopee!!! and throwing up my hands up and losing the ticket or maybe stepping on the gas pedal and driving through the store.

           Jester Laugh

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            Posted: June 1, 2007, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

            Do you really think he's going to "carry on with life as it is now?"

            Good Luck!

            Stavros

             

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              Posted: June 1, 2007, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

              I'm waiting for the part of the story where there was some scratch material making the 6 look like an 8 and the Lottery HQ telling him tough tamales. You mean the ticket wasn't defective? He actually won??? The check didn't bounce????

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                Posted: June 1, 2007, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                I am so happy for him...

                He can afford "lots" of glasses...

                     OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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                  Posted: June 2, 2007, 12:49 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats on your big win Mr. Huffs! Cheers

                   

                   

                   

                                                                        God Bless & Take Care.  

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                    Posted: June 2, 2007, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                    I'm waiting for the part of the story where there was some scratch material making the 6 look like an 8 and the Lottery HQ telling him tough tamales. You mean the ticket wasn't defective? He actually won??? The check didn't bounce????

                    If winning all that money wouldn't have gave me a heart attack, a answer like that would.  Thud

                      DIAMOND RAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                      Posted: June 2, 2007, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                      Congrats goes out to big D yea they'll be calling you big D nowParty

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                        Posted: June 2, 2007, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                        $250,000 for 20 years.  Man that must be nice.  He can go on a very long vacation.  I would go some where warm and tropical by the ocean.-weshar75

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                          Posted: June 2, 2007, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                          enjoy the extra income mr huff

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                            Posted: June 4, 2007, 7:24 am - IP Logged

                            5 million is perfect!! 

                            Not too small and not too big. 

                            WTG!!!!!!!!!

                             

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