Man wins $500,000 Birthday Prize with Georgia Lottery!
Thomas Herron, 65, from Toccoa has just landed himself a huge birthday present worth $500,000 from a Georgia lottery ticket! Herron, purchased the $500,000 Bonus instant ticket game from the Royal Food Store, which is located at 2668 Mize Road, Toccoa after stopping at a fuel station to purchase some gas for his car. He stated, "I had a lucky feeling, my birthday was the next day, so I bought tickets". It was lucky that he followed his gut instinct, later realizing that he was a winner. He raced home to notify his wife, saying "I nearly fainted". Herron, being employed as a store manager now plans to use this money to save up enough to be able to retire. He claimed the prize at the lottery headquarters on Wednesday, 11th of January 2017.