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Jefferson Co. trucker piles on $125K in lottery winnings

Nov 19, 2015 at 09:30 AM CST


The following is a press release from the GA Lottery.

ATLANTA – A Jefferson County trucker is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Carl Albritton of Bartow matched all five numbers from the Nov. 14 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $125,000 jackpot prize.

Albritton, 63, selected his own combination of lucky numbers, purchasing his ticket at Jet Food Store #0021, 5200 Highway 319 in Bartow.

Winning numbers from the Nov. 14 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 5-15-18-27-33.

Following the drawing, Albritton went back to the store to get the results of the drawing.

“I looked at the numbers, and said, ‘Wow,’ ” he explained. “This is a special moment.”

Albritton and his wife, Sandra, have one adult child and three grandchildren.

The lucky winner anticipates using his windfall to celebrate the holidays.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.7 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.