News release from the Ga. Lottery
ATLANTA – A Leslie machine operator is ready to roll out in a new sports car, thanks to the Georgia Lottery. Michael McCray, 37, has won two prizes, including a $2.5 million top prize, playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.
McCray won $1,000 and then stopped later in the day to buy another ticket, which netted him the “jumbo” prize.
“I just had that feeling,” explained McCray, who purchased his $2.5 million ticket at Double D Fast Food, located at 1409 Felder St. in Americus.
He scratched his ticket in the store. “I had to catch my breath,” he said. “Now, I’m just great.”
Proclaiming himself a “Mustang man,” McCray anticipates purchasing the nameplate’s latest model.
“It’s a way to treat myself,” he shared. “I’m very lucky.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned more than $11.2 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.
More than 1.2 million students have received HOPE, and more than 940,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre kindergarten program.
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