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Cordele man claims his one million dollar check

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David Runels claims his prize with wife, his right, and lottery officials, his left David Runels claims his prize with wife, his right, and lottery officials, his left
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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

One happy South Georgia lottery player celebrated a big win Wednesday afternoon.

25-year-old David Runels of Cordele struck gold at the Quick Buy Food Store in Cordele where he accepted one of those oversized checks for one million dollars this afternoon.

Runels plays the lottery often but says he never won more than a thousand bucks.

When he scratched off his instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular ticket, he was in disbelief.

"I had to double check it about five or six times to make sure I had it right. My hand was shaking when I had to write my name and all kinds of stuff. I'm thinking about quitting scratch offs and move on to the Mega Millions and Powerball," said David Runels, lottery winner.

Runels has a long list of items he wants to buy, but he and his wife are expecting a baby boy soon, so purchasing a house is on top of his list.

 

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