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Cobb Man Wins $30K in Lottery; Plans to Help Children

The lucky winner scratched the ticket in his car after purchasing it at Minit Saver in Marietta.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:  www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com. Credit: Georgia Lottery
For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com. Credit: Georgia Lottery
Patch Staff Report

Lady Luck has struck a Cobb County man, who is taking off with an instant Georgia Lottery prize worth thousands. Murray Chalmers, who lives in Kennesaw, won a $30,000 top prize playing the instant game Lady Luck.

Chalmers, who has three adult children and three grandchildren, intends to use his windfall to help them financially.

“I was shocked. I said, ‘Am I dreaming this,’” he recalled in a news release.

The lucky winner scratched the ticket in his car after purchasing it at Minit Saver, 3807 Due West Road N.W. in Marietta.

As the owner of a staffing agency, Chalmers recently celebrated his 70th birthday.

“It’s a good birthday present,” he said of his windfall.

Chalmers lives in Kennesaw with his wife, Suzanne.

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 May 24, 2014 at 08:42 AM
This guy's giving his lotto win to his children and grandchildren? Sap. I'd be giving myself 3 weeks in Vegas baby...VEGAS!
Bob May 25, 2014 at 06:42 AM
I'd get out of debt.

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