Just Rewards: Retired Tennessee State Trooper Wins Twice in Five Years


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.

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