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Cobb Man Wins $1M in Georgia Lottery

Winning ticket purchased at a Smyrna 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 in Smyrna, 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.
Ira June 09, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Lotteries are a tax? What a idiotic comment. Lotteries are voluntary, taxes are forced of you.
Lone Stranger June 09, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Ira you are a moron. It's a tax on those idiots (most likely like you) that play this dopey game. You really need remedial reading Ira.
Ira June 09, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Fact is the lottery is not a tax. I don't care how you try to spin it, but it is not a tax.
Lone Stranger June 10, 2014 at 05:54 AM
I love the lottery. It great because people like you Ira pay for kids educations and executives salaries that the government would ding me for. Its a tax and you are just too thick to realize it. You don't get the joke Ira. Thats a clear indication that yes, you are a lottery player. Please keep at it. The more you play the more the government collects and the bigger the execs bonuses are.
Pam J June 10, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Fred, how do you consider it a tax? It's entertainment. No different than paying for a movie you didn't enjoy or a meal you didn't enjoy or buying a book you didn't enjoy. At least when you buy a lottery ticket you are helping with education and you do have a chance of a great return. Heck, it's like buying stocks. You can lose your whole life savings if you pick the wrong stocks.

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