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Georgia man wins $1.2M with free lottery ticket

Jul 31, 2009, 9:27 am

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Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Georgia man wins $1.2M with free lottery ticketRating:

ATLANTA, Ga. — 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 win.

"I just looked at it and said, 'I'm going to travel,' " he explained. "I don't know where yet but probably Europe and some islands. It is exciting, the possibilities."

Winning numbers for the July 17 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 5-9-13-33-34. Patterson received his free Quik Pik ticket at CITGO Food & Gas, 4210 Highway 53, Hoschton.

According to Patterson, a semi-retired racecar builder, one of the reasons he enjoys supporting the Georgia Lottery is because of the educational programs it funds.

"I think it's a great thing," he said.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 jackpot 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 jackpot ticket is sold, the retailers selling the jackpot winning tickets will share the bonus. CITGO will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $16,000.

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tiggs95's avatar - Lottery-036.jpg

United States
Member #47419
November 4, 2006
3930 Posts

Beats trying to figure out the numbers..People win more by mistakes or just plain old LUCK..

    konane's avatar - wallace
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    Member #1265
    March 13, 2003
    7466 Posts

    Congratulations to him!!!  Party That was an exciting jackpot roll.

    Have fun and the best of luck to everyone! Sun Smiley

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - giphy11resized
      United States
      Member #56504
      November 21, 2007
      7880 Posts

      Congrats to Mr. Patterson!

      "twitter - youtube - steam - instagram"


        JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

        United States
        Member #4121
        March 23, 2004
        819 Posts

        WOW!!! WTG!!!  Got to love free money!!!

          MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
          Beautiful Florida
          United States
          Member #5709
          July 18, 2004
          26886 Posts

          Congrats to Mr.Patterson.....

          Georgia's Lottery is the best by far of all the Lotteries...!


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            cashmoney$girl's avatar - batman38
            New Member
            United States
            Member #67909
            December 8, 2008
            14 Posts

            Congrats to the lucky winner I only had two numbers.