Twice lucky: Albany man wins $60K, then $60K again

Johnny Holt
Johnny Holt

ALBANY, GA (WTVM) - An Albany man was lucky enough to win $60,000 twice in one day – for a total of $120,000 – playing the Georgia Lottery's KENO.

Johnny Holt, 63, played a KENO! drawing and won a $60,000 prize.

While claiming his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton, Holt discovered that he had a second ticket with the same combination, winning another $60,000 prize.

"I was just shouting all over the place," said Holt, who owns a mechanic shop. "I bought the same ticket twice accidentally."

Fairway Store #0001, 520 S. Slappey Blvd. in Albany, sold Holt the same eight-spot KENO! ticket plus the multiplier option for $2 a ticket.

The grandfather of five is overjoyed.

"It feels wonderful," Holt shared.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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