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$250,000 lotto ticket sold in Riceboro
Jeffrey Rose holds a blowup of his $250,000 check.
ATLANTA — A construction manager is all smiles after winning $250,000 in the April 6 Mega Millions drawing.
Jeffery Rose, 52, was traveling through Georgia when he stopped for peanuts and pralines, and bought the winning ticket.
He bought his lucky numbers at Clyde's Market 30, 10880 S. Coastal Highway in Riceboro, selecting the Quik Pik option. Winning numbers from the April 6 Mega Millions drawing were: 24-32-34-36-39 and the Mega Ball was 6.
Rose found out about his winnings a week after he purchased the ticket.
He checked the winning numbers on the Georgia Lottery Web site.
"I didn't say anything for about four to five minutes," said Rose, a resident of Coraopolis, Penn. "I hadn't thought about checking it before now."
According to Rose, he will use his winnings to take a trip to Switzerland, pay off bills and buy a house.
"I am very happy," he said.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $9 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 million students have received HOPE, and more than 790,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre-K program.
For more information, visit the Media Center on the Georgia Lottery Web site at
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