A half-million dollar win has made the cut for one lucky lottery winner who purchased a winning ticket in Towns County, Georgia.
Joseph Ledford, a professional logger, has won a $500,000 top prize playing the instant game World Poker Tour.
Ledford, a resident of Hayesville, N.C., said he enjoys the game.
I really like it now, he said, gleefully. It was just another day and by circumstance I hit it.
The 38-year-old said he was in the store when he scratched the ticket and was pale when he discovered he’d won.
The clerk and I were just standing there, he said. You could tell that something had happened.
Working 12 years cutting trees and discarding its debris, Ledford said this year’s holiday stockings will be full.
The first purchase will be a new vehicle, he exclaimed.
Make it a good one Joe. And congratulations.