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Local man wins $250K in lottery
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Forsyth County News


A Cumming man won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery last week.

According to reports from lottery officials, Gerry McCormick was on his way home from the first day of a new truck driving job when he made a trip to Al’s Quick Stop at 1080 Dahlonega Hwy.

He purchased a biscuit and an “Atlanta Falcons in the House” instant ticket.

McCormick, 45, said in a statement that he was “dumbfounded as can be” after scratching off the ticket and finding he had won the top prize of $250,000.

As far as plans for his winnings, McCormick said he is “going to do absolutely nothing but put it in the bank and look at it.”

According to reports, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.7 billion to the state for educational initiatives including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten education program.

More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the voluntary pre-kindergarten program.