Lottery Winner Rubs “Aladdin’s Lamp,” Wins $40,000

Photo of Larry Ball is courtesy of Ga Lottery
Photo of Larry Ball is courtesy of Ga Lottery

This lottery winner is one happy camper.

A Rome, Georgia resident’s wish came true with the scratch of “Aladdin’s Lamp” a scratch game. Larry Ball, 49, played and won $40,000.

Ball was in the retail store with his wife, Jackie, when he scratched his lucky ticket.

I was excited, he said. She was just totally hysterical about it also.

Ball, who works in the retail industry, has five grown children and two grandchildren.

I plan on buying a new pair of glasses and paying a bill or two, he said.

Ball also hopes to use some of his winnings for travel. We may take an extra vacation this year, he shared. I’d like to go to Gulf Shores, Ala. They have a nice beach area and a state park for camping.


The August 5 Powerball game offers up a $138 million jackpot.

The August 7 Mega Millions game jackpot now tops out at $102 million. There were no big winners on Aug. 4. The winning numbers are 1,28,34,42,50 and Mega Ball 27.

The August 7 Euro Millions jackpot is 38 million euros.

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