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, Jasmine Hendricks, was in the home at the time and ran for help.
A shotgun blast blew open the door and three masked, armed men ran in, she said.
“When they came in, he said, ‘don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady. Please don’t do that bro. Please don’t. He said I’ll give you my bank card,” Hendricks recalled.
That’s when Burch threw his pants to the robbers, who looked for but couldn’t find his wallet.