A Bainbridge man is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. James Kirkland Jr., 55, played the instant game $1,000,000 Grand Casino, winning a $1 million top prize.
Circle K Store #3910, 1800 Dothan Road in Bainbridge, sold the winning ticket.
“I had gotten off of work and bought three tickets,” he said. “I scratched them in the car.”
Kirkland was in disbelief.
“I thought that I was dreaming,” he said. “I started dancing in the store.”
The lucky winner is all smiles.
“I’ve been smiling all week,” Kirkland shared. “I want to buy a truck: a Chevrolet Colorado.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $17.4 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.