ATLANTA - A lucky Tucker man is celebrating a big win from the Georgia Lottery. Seseneios Markose, 28, won a $1 million top prize playing the $10 Million Cash Spectacular instant game.
Markose says his sister gave him the lucky ticket as a gift.
He scratched the ticket at home and was in disbelief.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw all those zeroes,” Markose said. “I was so happy and excited.”
He claimed his prize March 3 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
The lucky winner will use his winnings to help his immediate family.
Shell Food Mart, 4580 Winters Chapel Road in Doraville, sold the winning ticket.
The Georgia Lottery instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular is loaded with cash prizes, including top prizes of up to $1 million and $10 million.
Players can enter non-winning tickets into the $10 Million Cash Spectacular Extra Chance Promotion for a second chance to win $10 million.
Visit www.galottery.com for more information.
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.