Grovetown granddad wins $400,500 in lottery

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 3:22 PM
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A Grovetown grandfather is $400,500 richer after winning two Georgia Lottery prizes.

Carl Newman, of Grovetown, and his wife, Diane, hold a symbolic check from Carl's winnings in a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game.  SPECIAL
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Carl Newman, of Grovetown, and his wife, Diane, hold a symbolic check from Carl's winnings in a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game.

Carl Newman, 60, won $500 on the scratch-off game Bonanza, and then won $400,000 on another ticket, according to a release from the Georgia Lottery.

“I scratched it in the store,” he is quoted as saying in the release. “I called my wife, and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this!’ ”

Newman purchased the tickets at the Circle K at 5101 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown.

Married 41 years, Newman and his wife, Dianne, have four adult children and 14 grandchildren. The Newmans claimed the prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“We’ll put some toward retirement, buy a new truck and pay off our car note,” Newman said.

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 02/27/13 - 06:22 pm
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Congrats

To the winners, but I would have found a way not to have your name published.

Darby
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Darby 02/27/13 - 06:42 pm
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Well, he could just start using...

an alias, or tell any leach friends or relatives that, "Oops, too late, I invested it all in oil stocks".

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 02/27/13 - 07:15 pm
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Lottery Winner

Congratulations indeed - but I agree as far as giving the winners' names - the IRS knows it and the rest of the country does not have to know it. May they enjoy their winnings for many years to come.

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