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Pearson forklift operator picks up $50,000 win

From the GA Lottery

ATLANTA – A forklift operator from Pearson has hoisted a super-sized Georgia Lottery win.

Charlton Gillis Jr. played Super Millions, an instant game, and won $50,000. "It's really good," he said. "I love it."

Gillis, 27, was on his lunch break when he bought the lucky ticket at Aden's Minit Market #42, 1020 Baker Highway E., Douglas.

"I was happy," he said. "I about jumped through the roof." Gillis plans to buy a new truck and take a vacation with the prize.

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.

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