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Richmond Hill man wins $100,000 playing Fantasy 5

Ticket sold at Publix

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POSTED: March 18, 2014 3:46 p.m.

ATLANTA – A $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize was unveiled online for one lucky Georgia Lottery winner in Bryan County.

Richard Ellis Jr. of Richmond Hill matched all five numbers from the March 9 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $100,000 jackpot prize. 

Using a combination of his own numbers, Ellis, 58, matched the winning numbers with his wife and children’s birthdays. 

Winning numbers from the March 9 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 9-13-17-22-24. 

Publix Super Market in Richmond Hill sold the winning ticket. 

“I have the iHOPEcard, which is great,” said Ellis, which is how he discovered he’d won. “I was checking my email and saw that I’d won.” 

Ellis and his wife, Mary, have not yet decided on plans for the winnings. 

For more information on the Georgia Lottery’s iHOPEcard account, visit Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15 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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