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Gainesville fiance wins $7 million lottery prize
Gainesville fiance wins $7 million lottery prize

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A Gainesville man who is engaged to be married has won a sweet wedding gift from the Georgia Lottery.

Cody Locantro was chosen for the Oct. 30 $7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion. He won the top prize.

Locantro, 35, picked up his check Thursday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.

"I didn't believe it," he said about the moment he learned he'd won. "It's a lot to take in."

Locantro works at a manufacturing plant and is preparing to marry his longtime girlfriend. He won the money by submitting his lottery ticket into a second chance drawing.

The lucky winner and his fiancee plan to put the prize into their family's future.

"We have a 3-year-old son, so I want to set up a trust fund for school," Locantro said.

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