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Dacula Cancer Patient Wins Half a Million Dollars Playing Fantasy Five

Man says winnings will help pay medical bills.

A Dacula man is now half a million dollars richer after winning the Fantasy 5 lottery game.

“It feels pretty good,” Dacula resident Stephen Hewitt, 67, told lottery officials upon being presented with an oversized check for $500,800 at the store where he purchased the winning ticket for the June 23 drawing.

According to a press release from the Georgia lottery, Hewitt began playing Fantasy 5 three months ago. 

“I randomly picked numbers and kept playing them,” he said.

The timing of the win was fortuitous for Hewitt, who is currently facing medical expenses related to his cancer treatment. 

“I just finished radiation. I have a lot of medical bills to pay off," he said. “I’m going to take care of all the bills, then sit down and plan what else to do.”

Hewitt purchased his winning ticket at the Exxon at Papermill, 108 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. The winning numbers were 11-13-16-23-26. 

For more information on the Georgia Lottery, visit www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com.

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