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Numbers from Afghanistan net $371K lottery win

Apr 9, 2013, 3:10 pm

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ATLANTA, Ga. — A Douglasville, Georgia, woman has won a $371,516 Georgia Lottery prize with numbers she received from her husband working in Afghanistan.

Carol Hicks, 37, won the prize as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the April 2 Fantasy 5 drawing.

"My husband called me from Afghanistan, and he asked me to play these numbers," Hicks said.

Winning numbers from the drawing were: 1-6-10-17-39.

RaceTrac #0439, 5897 Fairburn Road in Douglasville, sold the winning ticket. The second jackpot winning ticket was sold in Ringgold.

"I thought it was an April Fools' joke," Hicks said. "I got my phone to check the results, wiped my eyes and screamed."

Hicks' husband works as a contractor in Afghanistan. The family anticipates paying off bills.

Press Release, Lottery Post Staff

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smart wife to listen to her husband and play the digits. congrats to the family.... awesome win.

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    Keokuk,Iowa
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    smart wife to listen to her husband and play the digits. congrats to the family.... awesome win.

    I wish my old lady would listen to me ~;).

     

     

     

     

     

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      I wish my old lady would listen to me ~;).

       

       

       

       

       

      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian." Henry Ford

      There is Nothing worse than  a wife who does not  listen- especially when it concerns the lottery.
      Big Smile

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        This is such a nice turn of events. I hope he can rejoin his family soon

        That money's gone fo ever

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          My wife and I had words last night.

           

          I didn't get to use mine.


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            Ha Ha, that is pretty cool. 

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              Keokuk,Iowa
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              My wife and I had words last night.

               

              I didn't get to use mine.

              Our wives must be related.

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                Sweet story, happy for their win

                Happy National Frozen Custard Day. Coffee

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                  Congratulation Mr. & Mrs. HicksThumbs Up

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                    how awesome!!! Congrats to the Hicks family!!!!

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                      Congrats to the family, but more explanation would have been nice.  What inspired him to use those numbers?

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                        Musta been in right PLACE

                        Musta been D  right TIME

                        Musta been D  right #####'

                        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                          IMA BEA Big PB JP Winner.

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                            I wonder how did her husband knew the numbers? She's so smart to listen to her husband. There's a reward for being an obedient wife! :)