A Stone Mountain man is jumping for joy since winning a Georgia Lottery prize worth a quarter of a million dollars. Armando Lira, 49, played the new daily game All or Nothing and won a $250,000 prize from the March 5 drawing.
Lira, who matched all of his lucky numbers with a Quik Pik, claimed his prize March 6 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
Stone Mountain Food Mart, 6201 E. Ponce De Leon Ave. in Stone Mountain, sold the winning ticket.
Entertained by new Georgia Lottery games, Lira decided to try his luck.
“I’m surprised because I got every one of them,” he said.
A dry wall finisher, Lira and his wife of 26 years, Claudia, have four daughters.
“I’m going to pay off bills. I feel like a newborn,” Lira exclaimed.
All or Nothing is a $2 game that offers prizes of up to $250,000 with four daily drawings.
Players can win the top prize by matching all or none of the 12 numbers drawn.
Tickets for All or Nothing went on sale statewide March 2.
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.