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Thomasville $50 million winner comes forward

One person matched all the numbers in Tuesday night's $50 Million Mega Millions drawing, and that ticket was sold in Thomasville, and now he has come forward.  

Zippy Vonier is the lucky south Georgian who claims it all. Zippy works for a septic tank company in town. His wife, B. J., is the wellness director at Southern Pines Assisted Living Home in Thomasville.

The Voniers don't know if they'll keep working... they say they're still in shock, and they don't know what all they'll do with the approximately $25 million they will collect after taxes.

Susie Q's in Thomasville sold the jackpot ticket. Owner Tommy Patel says this is the biggest winning lottery ticket his 12-store franchise has ever sold.

Vonier has been coming to the store every Monday and Friday for 10 years to buy tickets.

And the news is spreading fast in Thomasville. Locals say Susie Q's is now their lucky place to buy their ticket.

The largest Mega Million ticket ever sold in south Georgia was in Bainbridge for $95 million in 2006.


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