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Waycross man wins $3M in lottery

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Ronnie Music Jr. of Waycross won a three-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery. Music, 44, played the instant game 100X The Money, winning a $3 million top prize.

Papa's Deli #0002, 6509 Alma Highway in Waycross, sold the winning ticket. 

Music scratched the ticket while at home. "I buy tickets every once in awhile," he said. "I couldn't believe it, and I still don't believe it yet."

A maintenance supervisor, Music and his wife, Mary, intend to save a portion of the winnings.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16 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 pre kindergarten program.

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