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Georgia cancer patient wins $500K

Posted at 8:20 PM, Jul 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-04 16:27:50-04

By Jennifer Banks, WGCL

DACULA, Georgia (WGCL) – Georgia Lottery officials presented a 67-year-old Georgia man with an oversized check Tuesday at the store where he purchased a winning jackpot ticket.

Stephen Hewitt won $500,800 in the June 23 Fantasy 5 drawing. Hewitt said he began playing Fantasy 5 three months ago.

“It feels pretty good,” said Hewitt. “I randomly picked numbers and kept playing them,” he said.

Hewitt said his lucky win comes at a great time, since he is battling cancer.

“I just finished radiation. I have a lot of medical bills to pay off,” said Hewitt.