Winning ticket worth $750K sold in DeKalb County

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 A grocery store in DeKalb County sold a Georgia Lottery instant ticket with a hefty top prize. Kroger #0479, located at 3559 Chamblee Tucker Road in Atlanta, sold a Giant Jumbo Bucks – Anniversary Edition instant ticket worth $750,000.

The winner, Cristhian Andino of Doraville, claimed his prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

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