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      Valdosta man makes six figures in Fantasy 5 win

      71-year-old William Gilbert won the prize after buying a Quik Pik ticket at Barretts.
      / Georgia Lottery


      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

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