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Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

POSTED: April 22, 2014 6:42 p.m.
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Mathew McGee won $1 million in the Georgia Lottery after stopping to buy a cup of coffee at a Savannah convenience store.

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ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

While stopping for a cup of coffee at the Sommers convenience store at 5815 Waters Ave. in Savannah, McGee purchased his lucky ticket.

“It wouldn’t have happened, but I had a customer to reschedule an appointment,” said McGee, an exterminator. “I looked at the ticket for 20 minutes, then I rescheduled the rest of my day.”

The lucky winner, who celebrates a birthday this week, has four children.

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