*A home invasion in early Thursday morning/late Wednesday night in Fitzgerald, Georgia has resulted in the death of a man who won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot.
According to law enforcement authorities, 20-year-old Craigory Burch, Jr. died from gunshot wounds at a home. Burch had won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015, reports WALB-TV.
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.
Then they shot and killed him before running away.
Burch’s mother, Leslie Collins, filled with emotion, had this message for those responsible in the killing.
“I want them to know what they took from me. They took a part of my life away from me. My child that I carried and raised for 20 years,” she said.