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Attempts to contact lottery winner come up short

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Marvin Laye, 54 Marvin Laye, 54
LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) -

A factory worker in LaGrange is now $20,000 richer after winning the jackpot on an instant scratch-off ticket.

News Leader 9 tried to track him down, but it turned out to be no easy task.

Marvin Laye, 54, claimed the top prize of the game titled, ‘$20,000 Jacksons,' at B & D Food Store on Whitesville Street in LaGrange.  But after that, he disappeared.

The man won the jackpot by spending $2 on the ticket.  The odds of winning that prize are 1 in 1.3 million.  He claimed his prize on Monday.

Reporter Dante Renzulli, went straight to the winner's house to congratulate him, but he wasn't home.

His wife answered the door, but she declined an on-camera interview because she wasn't wearing make-up.

She said we could find her husband at the Milliken Live Oak plant where he works as a textile machine operator, but he wasn't there either.

His co-workers said they haven't seen him recently and they are pretty sure he doesn't work there anymore.

The Georgia Lottery also tried to reach him Wednesday, but they were unsuccessful.

Marvin Laye's whereabouts remain a mystery.

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