Thomas Fisher, 65, of Decatur, won $25,000 in the Terrific Cash Tuesday drawing from the Georgia Lottery's 25th Anniversary Giveaway.
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Photo: Georgia Lottery

DeKalb librarian wins $25K in Georgia Lottery cash giveaway

A Decatur librarian just became $25,000 richer. 

Thomas Fisher was one of the lucky winners of the Terrific Cash Tuesday drawing from the Georgia Lottery’s 25th anniversary cash giveaway, according to a release from the organization. 

The win caught the 65-year-old by surprise as he scrolled through the organization’s website looking for his name. 

“I figured I would start at the top of the list with the big prizes and just work my way down,” he said in the release. “But then I saw that my name was one of the first at the top, I couldn’t believe it.”

Fisher said he plans to use the money to take his wife on a vacation to Europe. 


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“I used to live there, but she’s never been,” he said. “It should be really nice.”

Fisher was selected as a winner in the Nov. 20 drawing and claimed his prize last week. 

There is still a chance to win some money in the next cash giveaway drawing. 

Through Dec. 15, potential winners can enter their non-winning Georgia Lottery tickets into the 25th anniversary cash giveaway promotion for a chance to win up to $25,000.

The next drawing will take place Dec. 18. More than 2,700 prizes up to $25,000 will be awarded in the drawing. 

The deadline to enter the final Terrific Cash Tuesday drawing is Dec. 15. 

The organization will also hold its final Big Cash Event on Jan. 1. Twenty-five winners will be selected randomly to win prizes up to $1 million. 

The deadline to enter the final Big Cash Event drawing is Dec. 23.

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