North Pole Resident wins big in the Georgia Lottery

(Photo Courtesy Georgia Lottery Corp.)

One North Pole man hit the jackpot, literally.

56 year old James Scoles won the 1 million dollar jackpot lottery in Georgia along with his two friends Kenneth Wilson and Sanford Watson both residents of Georgia.

The three friends made a pact years ago to share any large winnings and they are doing just that.

Picking the 5 winning numbers, 3-7-21-44-53, the trio beat the odds.

Scoles, a special education paraprofessional at North Pole High School said he plans to bring home a Georgia honey-baked ham, smoked turkey and some barbecue sauce.

Seen in the link below, Scoles accepts the winnings with his friends and says, "I still believe in Santa Claus and this is such wonderful news!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RARMqRNGLis#!