A forklift operator who recently won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot was killed overnight Thursday during a home invasion robbery, investigators confirmed.
Officials said 20-year-old Craigory Burch, Jr. died from gunshot wounds at a home on Stubbs Avenue.
Burch had won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015.
Once on scene, GBI agents spent the overnight hours collecting evidence from the home.
Investigators said Burch’s girlfriend was in the home at the time and ran for help.
There was no immediate word on any suspects.
Friends of Burch said that he had recently used some of his winnings to buy Christmas presents for people in need.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office at 229-426-5161.