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Two strike it rich as Powerball jackpot grows

The Powerball jackpot continues to grow though, hitting an estimated $203 million for Saturday's drawing. / File


The Georgia Lottery has announced that two Southwest Georgia residents have hit the jackpot, but not the $200 million Powerball.

69-year-old retired car salesman Billy Lee Kelly matched five numbers in the August 31 "Fantasy 5" drawing, netting him $239,936.

Kelly says that "it really hasn't sunk in yet," Kelly said. "It's unreal for me to believe it."

While Kelly is enjoying that jackpot, Adel resident Gertrude Kiser won a million dollar prize playing the Georgia Lottery Premium instant game.

The Powerball jackpot continues to grow though, hitting an estimated $203 million for Saturday's drawing.

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