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Former WALB manager wins $10,000

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from the GA Lottery

ATLANTA – A retired Albany broadcaster is reporting a Georgia Lottery win. Douglas Oliver, 72, won $10,000 in last week's Maximum Green Extra Chance drawing.

"I was really surprised," said Oliver, who worked at WALB-TV for over 30 years and owned WFXL-TV.

Oliver claimed the prize Friday afternoon at the Lottery's Tifton office. He plans to put the winnings in a college fund for his grandsons, 12 and 10. "Their dad will really appreciate it," he quipped.

Maximum Green is an instant game with $5 million top prizes. Players can enter non-winning tickets in the monthly Maximum Green Extra Chance drawings for a chance to win one of 10 monthly prizes of $10,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.5 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 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.