Georgia Lottery winner takes home $500,000 from The Big $5 Ticket
Wilton Andrews, Jr.,from Pooler, Georgia, won a cool half-million dollar prize playing The Big $5 Ticket instant game from the Georgia Lottery.
“I rode around with a bunch of tickets,” Andrews said. “I’d put them in the sun visor. When it got full, I pulled them down.”
Andrews, unknowingly, had the ticket for about two weeks before claiming his prize March 27 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.
“I was at my lunch break at work when I scratched it,” Andrews said.
Gate Store #209, 418 E. Highway 80 in Pooler, sold the winning ticket.
A food processing plant employee, Andrews has no plans at the moment for his windfall.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16 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.
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