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Former Albany broadcaster wins $10,000 … again

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(From the Georgia Lottery)

ATLANTA – A retired Albany broadcaster has quite an item to report. Roy Douglas Oliver, 72, won $10,000 in Thursday’s Maximum Green Extra Chance drawing.

Oliver won the same prize in June’s monthly drawing.

“If you continue to enter them, I guess your odds are as good as anybody else,” he said. “It’s luck I guess.”

Oliver claimed his most recent prize Friday afternoon at the lottery’s Tifton office.

“I was just really surprised,” he said. “I never thought about winning again.”

As with his last win, Oliver plans to put a portion of the prize in a college fund for his young grandsons.

Maximum Green is an instant game with $5 million top prizes.

Players can enter non-winning tickets in the monthly Maximum Green Extra Chance drawings for a chance to win one of 10 monthly prizes of $10,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.7 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 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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