Hephzibah man wins $500,000 lottery prize

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A 59-year-old Hephzibah man won the top prize – $500,000 – from the Georgia Lottery’s Jumbo Jumbo Bucks instant game.

Berry Thomas, an electrician, won the winning scratch-off ticket at the Need More Kuntry Store, 4212 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, according to a release from the Georgia Lottery.

Thomas and his wife, Brenda, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

“I was pretty calm,” he said after his big win. “I’m happy.”

He plans to invest his winnings.

 

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Edward1968
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Edward1968 06/17/10 - 10:34 am
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That is great! Hephzibah has

That is great! Hephzibah has been a hot spot for winners. I'd better start buying my tickets there.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/17/10 - 10:50 am
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Congratulations!!! Good to

Congratulations!!! Good to know that a 'neighbor' won - a hard working one to boot!!!

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butler123 06/17/10 - 11:50 am
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Congrats, just curious

Congrats, just curious though, if you win do you have to get your name in the paper? If I won the lottery I wouldn't want anyone to know.

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veggie-d 06/17/10 - 12:21 pm
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hhhmmmm...500 grand...just

hhhmmmm...500 grand...just enough to pay for the school that burned down...hope his kids were not involved in that arson! ;)

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beboisme 06/17/10 - 05:14 pm
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Remember me Uncle Berry? I

Remember me Uncle Berry? I have a great idea and just for a little bit of cash we can turn that little bit intowell, a whole lot!! Call me my number is BR-549. I look forward to seeing you and Aunt Brenda again!

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Deployed 06/17/10 - 05:14 pm
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butler123, I think GA lottery

butler123, I think GA lottery requires you sign a waiver when you claim. That way, they can use your name in ads, etc. I wouldn't want anyone to know, either. Congrats to the guy, that's awesome.

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countrybeezer 06/17/10 - 06:05 pm
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Everyone will come out of the

Everyone will come out of the woodwork now!! lol May i call u uncle and aunt? I'm so happy for u-that locals r winnin-Don't forget to give God the praise!!! Spend wisely!!!!

angeleyes
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angeleyes 06/17/10 - 09:15 pm
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that is wonderful

that is wonderful

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 06/17/10 - 09:27 pm
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Congratulations to the

Congratulations to the family! What are taxes on 500K?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/17/10 - 09:44 pm
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Nice to know it was a working

Nice to know it was a working man with a wife and family. Probably can take a well-earned vacation now and make some decisions at leisure. Hope it turns out well and that he has his priorities straight.

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seenitB4 06/18/10 - 08:15 am
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Good for you... see there

Good for you... see there something good can happen on Windsor Spring Rd.

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