Fantastic Five: Georgia Lottery Player Hits For $1,298,332

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Photo of Robert Patterson Jr. is courtesy of GA Lottery
Photo of Robert Patterson Jr. is courtesy of GA Lottery

Who says you can’t get something for nothing?

Remember the rock group Dire Straits and their song…”Money for Nothing”?

In Georgia, a player’s free Fantasy 5 ticket has translated into a $1.3 million jackpot win for a Hoschton, Georgia man.

Robert Patterson Jr. won the prize with a free ticket that matched all five winning numbers in the July 17 Fantasy 5 drawing.

It was on a free ticket, and I think that’s probably important for everyone to know, said Patterson, who won the ticket by matching two of five numbers in a previous Fantasy 5 drawing.

Patterson checked the game results online and was excited to discover his win.

I just looked at it and said, “I’m going to travel,’  he explained. I don’t know where yet but probably Europe and some islands. It is exciting, the possibilities.

GAMES WE PLAY:
The July 28 Mega Millions game carries a $60 million jackpot. Not too bad.
But the Powerball July 29 jackpot is even higher, at $102 million.
And the Euro MIllions July 31 jackpot tops out at about 28 million euros, or $39 million, in U.S. dollars.

Good luck to all of us around the world, who play.

MY BOOK:
Still available, folks, at amazon.com and from the publisher. Just click on the cover to the right.

Hey…I’m looking for people to write me who have either won (small amounts are OK) or know someone who has won a lottery. Write me.

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