A Fayette County Public Schools bus driver has won $250,000 on a Georgia Lottery ticket that he bought in February.
Michael Johnson, 41, apparently forgot about the ticket and carried it around in his wallet for months until he recently visited the Georgia Lottery Web site and found he'd won.
But in a statement released by the Georgia Lottery, he said he "didn't scream" when he realized he'd won.
"I called my wife and invited her to lunch. She didn't say much. She just started crying."
According to Georgia Lottery officials, Johnson and his wife, Heather, have three children and plan to "make the most" of their windfall.
Georgia officials said Johnson bought the winning Quik Pik ticket in Marietta, Ga., while on a trip.