Cancer Patient Wins Half a Million Dollars at Lawrenceville Store
Man says winnings will help pay medical bills. The winning ticket was bought at a store in Lawrenceville, Ga.
A Dacula man is now half a million dollars richer after winning the Fantasy 5 lottery game. He bought the winning ticket at the Exxon at Papermill, 108 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, Ga. The winning numbers were 11-13-16-23-26.
“It feels pretty good,” 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.”