GAINESVILLE - A winning lottery ticket worth $1 million was purchased in Gainesville, according to state lottery officials.<br />
The instant ticket was purchased by Rafiqul Bhuiyan of Lawrenceville at the Texaco Food Mart at 1860 Atlanta Highway. Bhuiyan won the $1 million prize.<br />
The winning ticket was a Georgia Lottery's 20th Anniversary Exstravaganza instant ticket with a top prize of $1 million and $5 million.<br />
The jobless rate for the Northeast Georgia region ticked down a bit in October, while the Gainesville metro remained flat, according to numbers released Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).