Americus man wins $1.5M

Published 2:02 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018

ATLANTA — A convenience store in Americus sold a winning ticket worth $1,500,000 from the Georgia Lottery’s Max-A-Million scratcher.
The ticket was purchased at Shakti Food Mart, located at 137 S. Lee St.
The winner, Aldean Holmes of Americus, claimed the prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery’s Columbus District Office.
The Max-A-Million instant game offers players chances to win $1.5 million top prizes, $10,000 second prizes and many other great prizes.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $19.2 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 1.8 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million four-year-olds have attended the statewide voluntary prekindergarten program.