|Posted: October 27, 2006, 1:57 pm - IP Logged|
This is an interesting story -
1- If anyone needs a little luck it would be the Ford assembly plant workers.
2- the tickets have only been on the street for 3 days.
ATLANTA – Retirement day is even more memorable for a Ford assembly plant worker set to retire today. Jerome McInnis played the new Georgia Lottery instant game Bah Humbucks and became the first to win one of the game's $225,000 top prizes.
McInnis is a 13-year employee of the Ford assembly plant in Hapeville that is closing today.
"I elected to take the early retirement package," shares McInnis, a College Park resident. "This came at a great time. It's just exciting to win like this."
McInnis, 52, purchased his lucky ticket this morning when he stopped for gas. US Amoco (BP), located at 5097 Fayetteville Rd. in College Park, sold the ticket.
"I paid for the gas, but I was so excited that I drove off and forgot to get my gas," McInnis says.
According to McInnis, he plans to invest most of his winnings. "This will enable me to take care of everything."
Bah Humbucks is a $5 instant game with top prizes of $225,000. Bah Humbucks tickets went on sale on Tuesday, October 24.