Howard cruises into $100,000 win

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ROY HOWARD JR., a gas truck driver, won $100,000 in the instant game Royal Caribbean Cruise for Cash.

Roy Howard Jr., 42, of Bainbridge, won $100,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Royal Caribbean Cruise for Cash.

Howard purchased his top prize ticket at Junior Mall, 417 N. Scott St., Bainbridge.

“I just started shaking,” he said. “This is unreal.”

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According to Howard, a gas truck driver, he plans to purchase a home and pay off his pickup truck.

“Those are my main two objectives,” he explained. “I’m going to put whatever’s left in the bank and go from there.”

Royal Caribbean Cruise for Cash offers cash prizes up to $100,000 or vacations for two on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas—the largest cruise ships in the world.

Players can enter non-winning Royal Caribbean Cruise for Cash tickets into second chance drawings and play a fun, interactive game at Four drawings will be conducted with one vacation awarded in each drawing.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.5 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program.