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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
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.