David Oldham, 53, won $500,000 on the Georgia Lottery instant game Atlanta Falcons $500,000 Score.
Yogi Food Mart, located at 2403 Moody Road in Warner Robins, Ga., sold the top prize ticket. Oldham was in Warner Robins with his wife, who was there on business.
"I was outside at the gas pump," he said. "I was in shock. I couldn't believe my eyes at the time."
Oldham works at Ready Pak Produce in Jackson, Ga. He plans to invest the prize for his retirement.
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Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.3 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 1.25 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.