Lady Luck has routed a Murray County, Georgia truck driver to his second half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize.
Richard Chad Betterton of Chatsworth played the instant game Georgia Hold “Em and won a $500,000 top prize, his second big win since 2008.
Betterton, 26, won his first $500,000 prize playing another poker-style instant ticket.
I just like playing poker, Betterton said.
His luck with the game has paid off.
I bought a house, I paid off a couple of bills, I bought two cars for myself and my wife, and I went fishing, he said of his earlier winnings.
In addition to his prize, the lucky winner and his wife, Melissa, are expecting their first child later this month.
It was the owner of the store where he bought his ticket, Betterton said, who had a feeling that he’d win again.
My wife and I scratched the ticket in the car, he said. I thought she was going into labor.
With his latest win, Betterton intends to invest and retire when I’m 40.
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