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Georgia man wins $1.2M with free lottery ticket

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

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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United States
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November 4, 2006
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Posted: July 31, 2009, 9:46 am - IP Logged

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

    konane's avatar - wallace
    Atlanta, GA
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    Member #1265
    March 13, 2003
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    Posted: July 31, 2009, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

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

    Good luck to everyone!

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
      United States
      Member #56506
      November 21, 2007
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      Posted: July 31, 2009, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to Mr. Patterson!

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

        JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

        United States
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        March 23, 2004
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        Posted: July 31, 2009, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

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

          MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
          Beautiful Florida
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          July 18, 2004
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          Posted: July 31, 2009, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to Mr.Patterson.....

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


                                                         " You can not control the Wind, but you can direct the Sail "

            cashmoney$girl's avatar - batman38
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            December 8, 2008
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            Posted: August 3, 2009, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to the lucky winner I only had two numbers.