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Realtor opens house to big lottery win
Realtor opens house to big lottery win

ATLANTA -- A Georgia Lottery win will certainly add to the holiday festivities for one local Realtor.

Atlanta resident Christopher Christian became a winner for the second time when he matched all five winning numbers in the Nov. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning a $179,531 jackpot.

"I was stunned. I just sat there," Christian said. "I'm surprised I wasn't more gregarious."

The Quik Pik ticket was purchased Thanksgiving Day at Little Five Points Pharmacy on Moreland Avenue. The same shop also sold a Win for Life top prize in 2007, giving one lucky winner $52,000 a year for life.

A few weeks ago, Christian won $1,000 playing the Maximum Green instant game. He cashed that winning ticket at the kiosk at Georgia Lottery headquarters in downtown Atlanta.

"I told the representative that I'd really like to get a check with more zeros," he said, adding that the representative assured him that he would.

When asked what he'll do with his winnings, Christian said, "I plan to put this in savings and take a vacation at Christmas."