A retired Hall County truck driver has racked up in Georgia Lottery winnings. Tommy Lee of Clermont won a $150,000 top prize playing the instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks.
Lee, 64, claimed his prize March 7 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.
Lanier Food Mart, 5971 Cleveland Highway in Clermont, sold the winning ticket.
“I started seeing all of those zeros,” Lee recalled.
Recently retired, Lee worked as a truck driver for more than 30 years. He and his wife have one adult son.
“It still hasn’t soaked in yet,” he said. “I’ve got a lot on my mind, so I don’t have plans right off yet.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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