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Lottery pays off big for Doerun dad

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Shaw won a 105th Anniversary Edition motorcycle and a Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 truck. (Ga. Lottery photo) Shaw won a 105th Anniversary Edition motorcycle and a Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 truck. (Ga. Lottery photo)

October 17, 2008
Press Release from the Ga. Lottery

ATLANTA - A Doerun man is geared up for a lottery win. Robert Shaw, 52, played the Georgia Lottery instant game Harley-Davidson Rides & Riches and won a signature motorcycle and truck.

Shaw won a 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 105th Anniversary Edition motorcycle and a 2008 105th Anniversary Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 truck. He received his prize Friday at the Georgia Lottery's Tifton District Office.

One Stop #0001, 503 First Ave. S.E. in Moultrie, sold the winning ticket, but Shaw waited until he got home to scratch it.

"I kept looking at that ticket," the grandfather of one said.

Shaw said he purchased the ticket with his son in mind. A HOPE recipient, Shaw's son is a third-year nursing student attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

"My son is a bike rider," he shared. "So, I want to let him have the motorcycle. He will be really happy about that."

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $10.3 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 1.1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 940,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information, please visit the Media Center on the Georgia Lottery Web site at: www.galottery.com