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Smyrna Man Wins $1M in Georgia Lottery

Winning ticket purchased at a Spring Road convenience store.

Courtesy Georgia Lottery
Courtesy Georgia Lottery
Patch Staff Report

A Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth a million dollars was recently sold to a Smyrna man in Cobb county.

The Shell Express, located at 2370 Spring Road, sold a $10 Million Cash Spectacular instant ticket with a $1 million top prize.

The winner, Claro Vargas, claimed his prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. Vargas could not be reached for comment on his good fortune.

Georgia Lottery instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular is loaded with cash prizes, including top prizes of up to $10 million.

Players can enter their non-winning tickets into the $10 Million Cash Spectacular Extra Chance Promotion for a second chance to win $10 million. For more information, visit www.galottery.com.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.3 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.

Octo Slash June 10, 2014 at 08:25 AM
'Claro Vargas'?? I wonder, does the lottery commission have trouble taking taxes from winners, who, shall we say, LACK CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION?
smyrnajj June 16, 2014 at 02:08 PM
October Slash, what is your problem? Ever wonder why blessings never come your way? Keep crying.

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