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Georgia man wins $1M on forgotten lottery ticket

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Savannah, Georgia, resident realized this week that it was no trick when he found a forgotten lottery ticket that led to a major treat: a $1 million prize.

David Bramble, 42, matched the first five numbers from the July 9 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.

Georgia Lottery representatives presented Bramble with an oversized check Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.

His lucky lottery ticket went unnoticed for three months.

"I had these tickets that were sitting in my car," said Bramble, who claimed his prize Oct. 21.

Publix Super Market #1186, 11701 Abercorn Street in Savannah, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

He was at the grocery store checking the tickets when he realized he'd won.

"I thought that I must've won a chunk of change. I didn't know that it was that much change," Bramble said. "I lost my composure for a couple of minutes in the store."

A registered nurse, Bramble feels "awesome" over his windfall. He and his wife, Tanyka, have four children and have not yet made plans for their winnings.

Winning numbers from the July 9 Powerball drawing were: 9, 25, 42, 55, and 57, with Powerball number 14.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $142 million to a single annuity winner.

And he's not the only $1 million winner in Savannah that lottery officials announced this week.

A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $1 million was sold in Savannah. Chevron, located at 5009 Waters Ave., sold a winning ticket worth $1 million from the $10 Million Cash Spectacular instant game.

The winner, Robert Miley of Savannah, claimed his prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.

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Posted: October 30, 2014, 10:16 am - IP Logged

Congratulations. Just checked my stash in the car, not even a $2 winner this round....

Enjoy the sense of monetary freedom!

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    Posted: October 30, 2014, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulation Mr. Bramble

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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      Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulation Mr. Bramble

      I got to start forgettheting to check my tickets LOL  enjoy your big win Mr Bramble

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

        I got to start forgettheting to check my tickets LOL  enjoy your big win Mr Bramble

        I have considered buying a ticket or two, and deliberately not checking them, but stashing them some weird place. 

        Hope the winners enjoy.

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          Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

          I got to start forgettheting to check my tickets LOL  enjoy your big win Mr Bramble

          This seems like the best way to win a big jackpot. LOL

          "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 30, 2014, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

            I have considered buying a ticket or two, and deliberately not checking them, but stashing them some weird place. 

            Hope the winners enjoy.

            My restlessness would never allow me to go a day without checking them LOL but it seems to work for others so I might do it one day

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

              This seems like the best way to win a big jackpot. LOL

              I Agree! but it is kinda risky to have the tickets in your car and forget about them. You could unknowingly bring your car to the repair shop and lose big

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: October 30, 2014, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                Why are these " recently found" lottery tickets always in the car? Just where in the car are they stashed? If they in the glove compartment with all the other crap people store in that tiny space- its no wonder they don't find them until months later.l mean how often do people look in their glove compartments- daily, l think not!

                So where are they stashed, under the driver's seat, the side door pocket, under the mat? Saying you found it " in the car" is vague. l would sure like to know David, so that readers like myself can " avoid at all costs" placing our lottery tickets in these " mystery spots.

                Congratulations Nonetheless- Party 

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                  Posted: October 30, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I've got about 5 weeks worth of tickets sitting on top of my fridge that I haven't checked yet.....lol

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                    Posted: October 30, 2014, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                    My restlessness would never allow me to go a day without checking them LOL but it seems to work for others so I might do it one day

                    Crazy

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                      Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I've got about 5 weeks worth of tickets sitting on top of my fridge that I haven't checked yet.....lol

                      On top of the fridge huh? Reminds me of a female lottery winner years ago who took the winning ticket and put it in a ziplock bag and stashed it in the freezer for * l think months. The catch was this: she presented it to her future husband l think * as a wedding gift. Come to think of it, l will attempt a Google search on this one to refresh my memory. In the fridge mightwin- not on top.Smile

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                        Posted: October 31, 2014, 7:12 am - IP Logged

                        What a wonderful story to start my day,I love these kind of people,seeing them happy,having a future.

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                          Posted: October 31, 2014, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                          NICE!

                          Party

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                            Posted: October 31, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                            Love those forgotten tickets. Congrats to the winner.

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