ATLANTA — One Hinesville man is dancing a jig since winning a prize from the Georgia Lottery.
Felix Santos won a $20,000 prize, with taxes paid, after being selected in the Aug. 10 $3,000,000 Taxes Paid Weekly Extra Chance drawings.
Santos, 45, found out that he was selected when he visited the Georgia Lottery website.
“I was just hoping there wasn’t another Felix Santos in the area,” he said. “When I got the call, I was happy about it.”
Santos anticipates catching up on bills.
$3,000,000 Taxes Paid is a Georgia Lottery instant game with cash prizes, including top prizes of $3,000,000 after taxes.
Players also can enter non-winning tickets into weekly extra chance drawings to win $20,000 after taxes.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.7 billion to the state of Georgia for education.
All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and Georgia’s Pre-K Program.
More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.