Georgia Soldier Wins Jackpot

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- An Army veteran in Georgia won $250,000 playing
the lottery just day before his return to Afghanistan.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Gregg Curry bought
a winning Georgia Lottery Cool Cash ticket in Fayetteville.

He was home for two weeks from Bagram Airfield, where he has
been stationed for the past seven months.

The 47-year-old father of three and a master sergeant with the
Third U.S. Army Forces Central Command, is scheduled to return to
Afghanistan Monday.

Curry told lottery officials that he plans to use his $250,000
to pay bills and take a vacation after he returns from the Mideast.


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  • by Tally Ma Location: Tally on Apr 18, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    Wow, a big win for Uncle Sam because that's who the money belongs to. Well, that is what the military told the black soldier who won millions in the lottery a few years back. He was also home on leave with a family to support. It's so funny how you people pick and choose which laws to use against whom.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 at 06:32 AM
    Good for him. I wish there could have been another zero or two at the end of the number.
  • by Great News! Location: Tallahassee on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    Great news for this soilder! With all the military budget cuts and threat of the Federal Gov. shutting down, with soilders having to wait for their pay, this soilder could use this $250K to help his family of five. I always like to see any of our devoted military personnel get all they can. America does not do enough for them. Thank you for protecting us! May God keep you safe.
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