Calhoun County man wins $600k in lottery

A winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth well over half a million dollars was sold recently in Calhoun County.

Tim’s Trading Post, located at 19066 Hartford St. in Edison, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket worth $611,520 that matched all five numbers from the September 16 Fantasy 5 drawing.

The winner, John Eubanks of Edison, claimed his prize September 18 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Columbus.

Winning numbers from the Sept. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 15-21-23-30-39.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.5 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.

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