A Valdosta man is nearly $500,000 richer after playing the Georgia Lottery's Fantasy 5 on May 16th.
71-year-old William Gilbert won the prize after buying a Quik Pik ticket at Barretts.
"I thought the computer was wrong, but there it was," Gilbert exclaimed. "I called my friend up. I couldn't believe it."
Winning feels like a dream, according to the lucky winner. He intends to halve his windfall with his friend.
"I want to pay off bills and help my two adult children," the retired carpenter shared