Carlos Gonzalez of Savannah won playing a $1,000,000 777 Slots of Luck scratch-off, officials said.

Math, science professor wins $25K in Georgia Lottery with scratch-off

A 52-year-old college professor rubbed his eyes and triple-checked his scratch-off ticket showing he’d won a $25,000 cash prize.

Carlos Gonzalez of Savannah won playing a $1,000,000 777 Slots of Luck scratch-off, Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Nia Roberts said. 

“I’ve never won a prize that big,” he said. “I kept looking to see if the symbols were the same.”

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Gonzalez, who teaches math and science at Savannah College of Art and Design, said he was in disbelief.

He had only decided to buy a ticket while out buying groceries at the Walmart on Abercorn Street in Savannah, Roberts said.

The money Gonzalez claimed Tuesday will go toward car repairs and bills, he said.

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