Woman wins $1M in lottery
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Yogesh Patel, co-owner of PJ’s Food Mart on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock, has personally sold over $1.5 million in the Power Ball and Fantasy Five games in the last year for the Georgia Lottery games, including the big single-winner $1 million ticket in the Oct. 2 drawing.
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Yogesh Patel, co-owner of PJ’s Food Mart on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock, has personally sold over $1.5 million in the Power Ball and Fantasy Five games in the last year for the Georgia Lottery games, including the big single-winner $1 million ticket in the Oct. 2 drawing.
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WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock woman won $1 million in the Georgia Lottery from the Oct. 2 Powerball drawing with a ticket she purchased at the PJ’s Food Mart on Bells Ferry Road.

Lora Sansing of Woodstock matched the first five winning numbers from the Powerball drawing and claimed her prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta on Friday, according to lottery officials.

The Powerball prize was paid in cash to Sansing, and after 31 percent was withheld for state and federal taxes she took home $690,000, lottery officials said.

The winning Quik Pik ticket was sold at the PJ’s Food Mart at 6741 Bells Ferry Road.

Yogesh “Yogi” Patel manages the convenience store he owns with his family and said this is the third winning lottery ticket his store has sold in the last two years.

“Last year we had two Fantasy 5 winners, one was $457,000 and one was $50,000. The copies of those winning checks are (displayed in the store),” Patel said Tuesday.

The Oct. 2 winning Powerball drawing numbers were 4-6-25-42-51, and the Powerball was 17.

“We sell a lot of lottery tickets here, in this area we are like first or second on lottery (sales),” Patel said.

The store owner is glad to have another lottery winner from a ticket sold at his store, and Patel said that the store is about to start offering the KENO! lottery game, which does drawings every four minutes.

“We have a table set up for that, so we’re looking forward to more winners,” Patel said. “A million is the most somebody’s ever won from here, so we’re hoping for more

winners.”

Sansing did not want to comment on her lottery win Tuesday, and officials said she chose not to take a photo when she picked up her winnings.

Proceeds from Georgia Lottery games benefit education in the state, such as Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program and Pre-K program.

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