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Georgia man's second big lottery win is for $1M

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ATLANTA, Ga. — A Metter, Georgia, man was grabbing his morning cup of joe when he was jolted by more than the java. Andrew Jones, 63, won a $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Maximum Green.

This is the second big win for Jones, who won $500,000 playing the instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks in March 2008.

Jones purchased both of his lucky top prize tickets at Jet Food Store #0035, 309 W. Broad St., Metter.

With all the excitement, the grandfather of four says he is remaining calm. Jones retired in 2009 after working at a service station for 25 years.

"I feel good about it," he exclaimed. "I just plan to sit and count."

The Maximum Green game also features a second-chance promotion in which 10 winners win $10,000 each per month.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.1 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-K Program. More than 1.25 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

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THRUST's avatar - f35l

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Posted: October 27, 2010, 8:23 am - IP Logged

Sweet win! Thumbs Up

I am hoping to grab my Million in Powerball tonight! Yes Nod

$1,000,000

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Posted: October 27, 2010, 9:23 am - IP Logged

    Sweet win! Thumbs Up

    I am hoping to grab my Million in Powerball tonight! Yes Nod

    I will concede tonight's Powerball to you .........................

    I will take Friday's Mega Millions !!!!!! Cool

    After last nite's big $3 WIN IN MEGA MILLIONS !

    US FlagVOTE!

      THRUST's avatar - f35l

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      Posted: October 27, 2010, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

      I will concede tonight's Powerball to you .........................

      I will take Friday's Mega Millions !!!!!! Cool

      After last nite's big $3 WIN IN MEGA MILLIONS !

      US FlagVOTE!

      Well I got tickets for Friday too...but all I am looking for is the $1,000,000. Why I always get the Powerplay & now Megaplier. Thumbs Up

      I will take the jackpot if it comes my way.  Yes Nod

      $1,000,000

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        Posted: October 27, 2010, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

        Talk about lucky; he must have the Midas touch, huh?  Anyway, good luck in his well-deserved retirement.

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          Posted: October 28, 2010, 1:36 am - IP Logged

          Sounds great, you're now approaching the end of the rainbow.  A third lottery win at apx. $8M lump-sum and pre-taxed will make leisure life even more expansive!

          White Bounce

          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

          Disney

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            Posted: October 28, 2010, 10:37 am - IP Logged

            The is a Grey Violet Bentley Continental Supersports waiting for me at the local Bentley Dealer.

            It would scream  "Old guy with a definite mid-life crisis"   

            .......... if it were sitting in my driveway!!!

            Dance

            I have also done some indepth research on program trading tools and planning!

            Now I just need the cooperation of the Mega Millions numbers!

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              Posted: October 29, 2010, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

              The is a Grey Violet Bentley Continental Supersports waiting for me at the local Bentley Dealer.

              It would scream  "Old guy with a definite mid-life crisis"   

              .......... if it were sitting in my driveway!!!

              Dance

              I have also done some indepth research on program trading tools and planning!

              Now I just need the cooperation of the Mega Millions numbers!

              Wow! It seems you have a good taste for luxurious car. Bentley is top of the line. I would be happy for you if your Bentley dream comes true. Good Luck on today Mega Millions draw!

               

              A few years back then, I used to dream to have a blue Bentley Continental with ivory leather interior, but now I have fell in love with my beat-up Honda Prelude '91. You must wonder how bad it is. Let me give you some examples. My driver door was jammed by some hit-and-run folks. My rear speakers were stolen. The clear coat is peeling off. Front bumper paint is chipping off. Nevertheless, I always have a big smile when I drive it because I think it has a lot of characters.Big Smile

               

                HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                Posted: October 29, 2010, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                The is a Grey Violet Bentley Continental Supersports waiting for me at the local Bentley Dealer.

                It would scream  "Old guy with a definite mid-life crisis"   

                .......... if it were sitting in my driveway!!!

                Dance

                I have also done some indepth research on program trading tools and planning!

                Now I just need the cooperation of the Mega Millions numbers!

                Sounds like a lovely car, so FIRST buy a big garage to put it into to keep it looking great! Patriot

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                Disney

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                  Posted: November 1, 2010, 2:00 am - IP Logged

                  "Jones retired in 2009 after working at a service station for 25 years."

                  I wonder if he purchased the winning tickets at the gas station that he worked at. The story did not say. I rarely buy tickets in a station that has a bunch of big winners in the $100-$500 range, displayed on the wall. I find it hard to believe that there are so many winners at these stations. It would be fairly easy to watch people play high dollar tickets, or any others for that matter, when they scratch them off in the store. Suppose they watch someone buy 4 or 5 $20 tickets. They scratch them in the store, and throw them all away. I know that I would certainly buy the next ticket in the pack.

                  Also, it seems a little fishy when the clerks have multiple bins with the same tickets, especially $10+ tickets. If you will notice, they very rarely do this with $1 tickets. That way if the customer asks for 3 of the same ticket, and throws them all out, then he sells ones from the other bin to the next customer, and he throws them out, he knows he has very good odds.

                  I know that tickets have different odds of winning, and winning often includes a free ticket, but I would say that most tickets $5 and up have a winner about every 4 tickets or so. At least that has been my experience. The trick is to win more money than you spent on the tickets.

                  I have read in other posts that lottery retailers are able to purchase tickets at half price. I have not found anything concrete to support this. Does anyone have any type of insight into this? If it is true, lottery retailers could very easily make a good living selling tickets. I am thinking of getting a job in a gas station, and telling them that I will work for lottery tickets. Are there any former or current lottery retailers or employees willing to tell their secrets?