A Georgia Lottery winner has won a cool $1 million prize playing Powerball in Georgetown. Frank Stokes Jr., 46, matched the first five numbers from the Oct. 9 drawing, winning a $1 million prize.
Georgia Lottery representatives presented Stokes of Eufaula, Ala., with an oversized check Wednesday at Yogi Food Mart, 763 U.S. Highway 82 in Georgetown, the store where the winning ticket was sold.
While sitting in his car, Stokes checked the Georgia Lottery’s mobile website for the results of the Powerball drawing.
“I was so excited, I had to check,” he said. “I got online and saw I’d won $1 million.”
A transportation manager, Stokes has two children, one in junior high and another in elementary school.
With his winnings, he intends to save for their college, and Stokes anticipates purchasing a new car for himself.
“I don’t plan to do anything earth shattering. I want to invest and save the rest,” he shared.
Winning numbers from the Oct. 9 Powerball drawing were: 3-9-19-33-38 and the Powerball was 18.
Saturday’s Powerball drawing is at an estimated $40 million to a single annuity winner.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play to increase non-jackpot prize winnings.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.8 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.