A young winner of the Georgia state lottery has been murdered at his home by armed robbers looking for his cash.
Craigory Burch Jr, 20, was shot dead at his home by a gang of masked raiders after offering them his wallet and pleading for his life in front of his girlfriend and kids.
Burch Jr had scooped almost half a million dollars in November’s Fatasy5 draw.
The Mirror reports:
On Thursday night, armed raiders broken into Burch’s home, where he was with his girlfriend and children, WALB reported.
The three masked robbers burst into the property and held Burch at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, girlfriend Jasmine Hendricks said.
She told the local station: “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’.
“He said I’ll give you my bank card.”
Burch is then believed to have thrown his trousers at the gunmen, who rummaged through the pockets looking for his wallet.
When they failed to find it, they reportedly shot and killed him before fleeing.
Hendricks fled and raised the alarm, she told the station.
Police are still hunting the suspect.
Burch scooped the $434,272 (£305,000) jackpot after buying the winning ticket from a petrol station on November 29.
His family said he used the money to buy Christmas presents for those in need.
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