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A single-engine plane crashed in the Memorial Park Drive area of Gainesville, police said. Memorial Park Drive at Cross Street is closed, and police are asking for drivers to take alternate routes. The Times has staff members headed to the scene.
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Produce manager buys $1M winning lottery ticket at Lula store
Brandon Leverette
Brandon Leverette, a grocery store produce manager from Toccoa, is now a millionaire.

A Toccoa man won $1 million playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Premium at a Lula convenience store.

Brandon Leverette, a grocery store produce manager, bought the ticket at Circle M Food Shop No. 0012 at 4504 Cornelia Highway in Lula.

“I went to my truck and scratched it,” Leverette, 24, said in a news release. “I almost had a heart attack.”

Leverette said he plans to invest his winnings and buy a new car.

Georgia Lottery profits fund the state’s Hope Scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs.

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