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Facebook posts alert Ga. man to $20K lottery win
Facebook posts alert Ga. man to $20K lottery win

ATLANTA – A Blackshear man really “likes” his Facebook messages. Casey Mattox, 31, had just gotten off work when friends began posting on his Facebook page that he won $20,000.

“My phone started ringing, and people were congratulating me on Facebook,” he said.

Mattox’s name was announced on television as the winner of the Georgia Lottery’s $3,000,000 Taxes Paid extra chance drawing Oct. 26. His prize amounts to $20,000 after taxes.

“I was excited,” he said. “I was jumping up and down.”

A UPS driver, Mattox plans to save most of his winnings.

“I might get my wife a good Christmas present,” he added with a laugh.