Columbus man wins $20K playing Georgia Lottery

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus father of two has fun decisions to make this summer since winning an invigorating prize from the Georgia Lottery.

Daniel Burt, 44, won a $20,000 top prize playing the instant game Maximum Money Madness.

While traveling for work, Burt stopped at Spectra, 130 Highway 82 E. in Cuthbert, where he purchased his winning ticket.

He waited until he returned home before scratching it.

"I feel happiness," Burt described.

He and his wife, Tammy, are excited over winning the lottery.

"I'm glad to pay off some bills, and we're going to put away for a vacation," he shared.

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.

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