Hancock County man notches instant $20K win


A Hancock County man has received a spring boost, picking up a $20,000 prize from the Georgia Lottery. Jason Perry of Sparta played the new instant game Maximum Money Madness, winning a $20,000 top prize.


Perry claimed his prize at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Macon.


Quik Stop #0003, 2653 N. Columbia St. in Milledgeville, sold the winning ticket.


“I was inside my vehicle. I felt like a deer in the headlights,” Perry recalled. “I feel great. There are lots of things that we can do.”


Married two years to his wife, Fradrez, the Georgia Power maintenance worker anticipates taking a vacation with the winnings to celebrate their wedding anniversary.


Maximum Money Madness is a new Georgia Lottery instant game with cash prizes of up to $20,000.


Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.3 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.