Evans man wins $186,000 in lottery

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:34 PM
Last updated 5:04 PM
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Cinco de Mayo has the chance to be an Evans man’s new favorite holiday.

Lottery officials announced Tuesday that Ricky Bell, 53, won $186,129 in the Fantasy 5 drawing from May 5.

Bell saw the draw results on the Georgia Lottery’s Web site and woke his wife, Wanda, with the news.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I thought I was seeing double.”

Bell claimed his prize Tuesday at the Georgia Lottery’s Augusta district office.

A human resources employee for the U.S. government, Bell said he will use his prize to “pay a few bills.”

The winning ticket was sold at Allen’s Country Store, 4277 Washington Road in Evans. Winning numbers for the drawing were: 6-8-9-19-36.

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wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 05/08/12 - 04:15 pm
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Congrats!!
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Congrats!!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 05/08/12 - 05:46 pm
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Congratulations!

wish Uncle Sam would keep his hands off those winnings!!!

raul
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raul 05/08/12 - 10:36 pm
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I'm sure Ricky will soon have

I'm sure Ricky will soon have more than 15 friends on Facebook. LOL.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/10/12 - 03:11 pm
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Congrats, always good to hear

Congrats, always good to hear a local person win a few bucks, it was sure to be a lot less after the IRS takes their chunk....

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