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Local lottery winners enjoying their riches

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By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA, (WRCB)-Two Tennessee Valley men are waking up a little richer after hitting it big in the lottery.

55 year old James Bates was one of five players to win over 378 thousand dollars by matching all five winning number in the May 31st Fantasy 5 drawing in Georgia.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper says he intends to retire and plans to travel and start back fishing.

Meanwhile, a father of four has won more than a half-million dollar prize, playing the Georgia Lottery's Fantasy 5.

George Patterson, who lives in Chattanooga, won a $557,385 jackpot prize from matching all five winning numbers in the June 15 Fantasy 5 drawing.

Patterson says he will give the money to his four daughters and watch them enjoy it.

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