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Georgia man turns trashed ticket into $250,000

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CUMMING, Ga. — Andrew Hunter, 24, turned his trash into cash when he picked up a discarded Mega Millions ticket.

When he realized he won $3 dollars for matching one number plus the Mega Ball number, he retrieved the ticket from the dumpsters at the end of his driveway and headed to the Quik Trip, 1655 Buford Highway in Cumming, Georgia.

Hunter, of Dawsonville, played his earnings on three "quick pik" numbers and scored.

The Taco Mac server won $250,000 on Tuesday's, Nov. 15 drawing. The notoriety is going well.

"It's kind of stressful in some ways, but it's a good stress. Having a lot of money that I didn't know I was going to have," Hunter said. "I got to figure out what to do with it."

Hunter said he is "pretty frugal" with his money, so a new car may not be pulling up to his driveway anytime soon. He does hope to invest the cash and maybe open a business.

"Opening a business is quite a possibility," Hunter said. "I want to own a beer brewery."

Winning numbers for the drawing were: 3-6-24-30-33 and the Mega Ball was 21.

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Posted: November 18, 2011, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

Waw! he couldn't have been more lucky!!,in this draw I got the Mega Ball which was 21 correct.I knew very well that 21 will come out as the Mega ball number!..

I Agree!

There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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    Posted: November 18, 2011, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

    CONGRAT'$$$$$$$$$>>>>>>>>>>ANDREW>>>>>>>>>>>   US Flag

    Tell "AWESOME BILL" >>>>>>>>>>PSYSOMO said HELLO

    I Agree!  with U  "Andrew" start UR BREW PUB CheersBananaBananaCheers

    Jack-in-the-Box        Drum         U got D >>>FABRIC>>>$$$

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      Posted: November 18, 2011, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

      CONGRAT'$$$$$$$$$>>>>>>>>>>ANDREW>>>>>>>>>>>   US Flag

      Tell "AWESOME BILL" >>>>>>>>>>PSYSOMO said HELLO

      I Agree!  with U  "Andrew" start UR BREW PUB CheersBananaBananaCheers

      Jack-in-the-Box        Drum         U got D >>>FABRIC>>>$$$

      congratulation'$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 2 each & ALL of our GREAT>>>>>>>>>>> SE >>>>FAN'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      PSYKO forgives >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      PSYKOMO forgives>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      our southern fans 4 lovin PSYSOMO>>>>>>

      so>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MOUCH>>>>>>

      Jack-in-the-Box   Drum

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        Posted: November 19, 2011, 12:31 am - IP Logged

        Congrats on hitting the 5+0 for $250 grand that is the prize I would like to hit too if I can't hit the jackpot.-weshar75

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          Posted: November 19, 2011, 5:09 am - IP Logged

          You have to double check those tickets....Congrats......See Ya!

          Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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            Posted: November 19, 2011, 8:53 am - IP Logged

            Nice win. Esp. for someone as young as him...hopefully he will invest it wisely and be able to enjoy the money for a long time.  Otherwise I wonder if he needs a "Taster" for his beer factory?Cheers

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              Posted: November 19, 2011, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

              I hope that the young man uses the money to realize the true American Dream !!!!!!

              Working hard to make your own way in life ......... not coveting other's possessions !!!!!!!!

              Drum

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                Posted: November 19, 2011, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                now, this story takes the cake, trash to cash wonderful . Congrat's to Mr. Hunter on his won.Hyper

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                  Posted: November 19, 2011, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats on turning trash into 250K Hurray!

                  Very Nice Cheers

                  "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                    Posted: November 19, 2011, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                    $250k is Georgia and most of the southern states is enough to buy you a home and then some, I'm happy for him.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                      Posted: November 19, 2011, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                      Waw! he couldn't have been more lucky!!,in this draw I got the Mega Ball which was 21 correct.I knew very well that 21 will come out as the Mega ball number!..

                      How did you know very well what the Mega Ball number would be?


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

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                        Posted: November 20, 2011, 8:34 am - IP Logged

                        lucky guy . he followed the sign of his luck .

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                          Posted: November 20, 2011, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Hey!

                          I'm from Pennsylvania .............. I must have lost the winning ticket from yesterday's Powerball Drawing !!!

                          Crazy

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                            Posted: November 21, 2011, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey!

                            I'm from Pennsylvania .............. I must have lost the winning ticket from yesterday's Powerball Drawing !!!

                            Crazy

                            I hoped you had that $60 million dollar ticket.Big Grin