$3 million in Georgia Lottery winnings sold in Dalton

$3 million in Georgia Lottery winnings sold in Dalton

April 6th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A Rocky Face, Ga., man has claimed a $3 million winning lottery ticket sold at a Dalton convenience store, according to a news release from the Georgia Lottery Corp.

The winning Taxes Paid instant ticket was sold at the Tibbs Road Convenience Store, located at 813 N. Tibbs Road in Dalton.

Dilip Patel, co-owner of the convenience store, is happy to have sold a prize of that size.

"It's going to make a huge difference," Patel said. "Customers are going to come in to our store."

The winner, Daniel Griffin, of Rocky Face, claimed his prize March 30.

"We knew we would have it happen - that someone would win," Patel said. "This is good. It's exciting."

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education, the release stated.