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The Lottery-- like lightning-- can strike twice

June 22, 2005

Americus-- A convenience store owner says he's proof lightning does strike twice in the same place.

Wayne Bowers sold Saturday's $9 million Lotto South ticket to retired professor and loyal customer, 71-year-old Terrell Turner.

Wayne's World convenience store was awarded $80,000 in 1996 for selling a $12 million Lotto South ticket, and will get $25,000 for selling this one.

The store has also sold more than half a dozen winning Fantasy Five tickets.

"We're lucky, but it is a blessing. It's is a blessing. We do appreciate it. With the last bit of money we refurbished the store. We were able to remodel, and we'll probably take a lot of this money and put it back in the store and remodel a little bit more again," says Bowers.

Georgia Lottery officials will be in Americus Tuesday at 11:00 AM to hold a special celebration at Wayne's World and present Turner with his $9 million check.


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