ATLANTA - A Madison couple is celebrating a Powerball prize from the Georgia Lottery. Robert and Dana Fisher matched the first five numbers from the Feb. 15 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.
Short Stop, 228 N. Broad St. in Winder, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.
Winning numbers from the Feb. 15 Powerball drawing were: 2-9-14-21-23 and the Powerball was 3.
Robert, an electrician; and Dana, a secretary, discovered their good fortune the following day during a trip to a fast food restaurant.
“We’re excited, but we want to be prepared,” said Robert Fisher, 44.
With two children, the Fishers intend to pay off bills, make home renovations and work on their retirement.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $60 million to a single annuity winner.
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 $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.