After the Flood: Georgia Couple win $250,000


Michael Sussmann

Fate works in strange ways, doesn’t it?

One day tragedy, the next, you win a lottery that helps ease the pain.

A quarter-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize will help one Mableton family rebuild their lives following the metro Atlanta area’s historic flooding last month.

Michael Sussmann, 38, won $250,000 playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.

“I’m feeling much better,” said a visibly overjoyed Sussmann.

“I don¹t think it has sunk in. I¹m still in awe.”

Sussmann and his wife, Cassie, together have three children, ages 11, 10 and eight. The couple, whose home received tremendous water damage, plans to purchase a new home.

“Before we won, we were trying to figure out what to do,” he said. “After the flood, all you could see was the roof. It was devastating. We salvaged what we could.”

Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta’s Cumberland Mall sold the winning ticket.

“I said, ‘Oh my goodness,'” he recalled. “I almost fell out.”

So you see, sometimes good things happen to good, deserving people.


No big winner in Europe’s Euro Millions game so the jackpot rises to $116 million (in USD) on Oct. 30.

The winning numbers on Oct. 23 are 6,18,20,29,31 and the lucky stars 2,8.

There was also no jackpot winner in the Oct. 23 Mega Millions game so the jackpot on Oct. 27 is $28 million.

The winning numbers on Oct. 23 are 27,45,48,54,56 and Mega ball 2.

3 tickets matched 5 of 6 numbers, only missing the Mega ball.

They were bought in California (2 tickets, each worth $153,925) and Massachusetts ( 1 ticket worth $250,000).

The Powerball jackpot on Oct. 24 is worth $31 million.

Good luck, everyone.

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