Facebook alerts Ga. lotto winner

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ATLANTA — A Georgia man had reason to hit the “like” button on several messages posted to his Facebook wall.

Friends used the social network site to alert 31-year-old Casey Mattox of Blackshear that he’d won $20,000 in the lottery after they heard his named announced on television as a winner.

The Georgia Lottery says the UPS driver had just gotten off work when his phone started ringing and friends were congratulating him on Facebook.

His prize amounts to $20,000 after being named a winner in the Georgia Lottery’s $3,000,000 Taxes Paid extra chance drawing Oct. 26.

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