Thomasville man wins big in Lottery

Thomasville man wins big in Lottery

A Thomasville man is one of two winners from a Fantasy 5 drawing to win a cool jackpot prize. John Gass, 67, won a $168,546 jackpot prize from matching all five winning numbers from the Sept. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing.

Publix Super Market #0476, 2551 E. Pinetree Blvd. in Thomasville, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

Gass said he discovered his lottery windfall while checking the results on DirecTV. "I asked my wife to confirm the numbers on the computer," he said. "I still don't believe it."

A retired entrepreneur, Gass and his wife, Bobbi, intend to save the winnings.

Winning numbers from the Sept. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 2-7-8-18-39.

The second jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Douglasville.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.5 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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