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Georgia man with flood damaged home wins lottery

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MABLETON, Ga. — 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 damage, plans to purchase a new home.

"Before we won, we were trying to figure out what to do," he shared. "After the flood, all you could see was the roof. It was devastating. We salvaged what we could."

Gateway Newsstand #293 in Atlanta's Cumberland Mall sold the winning ticket.

"I said, 'Oh my goodness,' " he recalled. "I almost fell out."

Millionaire Jumbo Bucks is an instant game with cash prizes up to $2.5 million.

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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Posted: October 26, 2009, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

Nice Win !

How about some Powerball News ?!?!?!

 

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    Posted: October 26, 2009, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

    Nice Win !

    How about some Powerball News ?!?!?!

     

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      Posted: October 26, 2009, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

      This is a great story. God has indeed blessed this family. I love to see people prosper. Good job, press on and give maximum effort. 

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        Posted: October 26, 2009, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

        I Agree! I hope the money helps them out in rebuilding their home and restoring their life.

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

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          Posted: October 26, 2009, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

          Nice to see people get lucky when they need it the most.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            konane's avatar - wallace
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            Posted: October 26, 2009, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

            Totally awesome, huge congratulations to them!  Party

            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: October 26, 2009, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

              Nice to see someone getting the much needed help, when they needed it most.

              Congrats to the family...!

               

                                                           

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                Posted: October 27, 2009, 1:20 am - IP Logged

                "God has indeed blessed this family."

                Amen to that. Some people don't have enough water, and he was nice enough to bless them with even more than they needed.


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                  Posted: October 27, 2009, 2:21 am - IP Logged

                  Fantastic!  I don't mind losing when someone like this wins.  Congrats to Michael and Cassie!!!!!!  Clapping Hands

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                    Posted: October 27, 2009, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                    CONGRATS TO THE SUSSMAN FAMILY! "All you need is a dollar and a dream!, and at this point in my life that is all I have!"

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                      Posted: October 27, 2009, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                      If you have a suggestion, there are quick and easy forms to use for telling me on the Contact Us page.  I would much prefer that you use those forms, rather than posting off-topic in the forums.

                      OK !

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                        Posted: October 27, 2009, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                        "God has indeed blessed this family."

                        Amen to that. Some people don't have enough water, and he was nice enough to bless them with even more than they needed.

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                          Posted: October 28, 2009, 1:39 am - IP Logged

                          God has truly blessed them at their time of need.  i have a cousin whose 1st floor of house is greatly damaged from floods in atlanta.  they have had volunteer churchs from other states help with removing drywall at no charge. without flood insurance those coust are all their to absorb.

                           

                          Congratulations to the winners!