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Albany retiree celebrates birthday and Father’s Day with $1M lottery win

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An Albany retiree’s birthday and Father’s Day were a million times more special this year. Bobby Lee Morgan won a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize within days of his 72nd birthday and Father’s Day.

Morgan was watching TV late at night when he scratched his lucky Extreme Green instant ticket.

“I couldn’t believe it at first,” he said.

The top prize ticket was purchased at Family Pantry, 4324 Radium Springs Road, Albany.

Morgan, a retired mechanic, is married with three children and what he describes as “a bunch of grands.”

He’s looking forward to traveling with his wife, Elizabeth, a teacher.

“We may get ourselves something to travel around in and go visit people,” he said.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $10.8 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 1.1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 940,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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