A winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars was sold in Murray County, Georgia.
James Bates of Benton, Tenn., is the winner who matched all five winning numbers and claimed his prize.
Bates, 60, is a retired trooper from the Tennessee State Patrol.
He retired after winning his first Georgia Lottery prize in 2010 worth $378,090 playing Fantasy 5.
I also paid off my bills, he shared.
The lucky winner is ecstatic that he’s won twice.
I almost jumped through the roof, he said. I’m thankful and excited.