ALBANY, Ga. -- A Georgia many who hit the jackpot and won big may have just seen his luck run out.
A Waycross, Ga. man who won $3 million from the Georgia Lottery in Feb. 2015 could face up to life in a federal prison, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearms charges.
Ronnie Music, Jr. is accused of conspiring to distribute 11 pounds of methamphetamine throughout southeast Georgia, near the Atlantic coast and the Florida border, reports NBC affiliate station WALB.
Music is accused of using his lottery winnings to purchase $500,000-worth of crystal meth in order to sell it.
"Music decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the purchase and sale of crystal meth," said U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver. "As a result of his unsound investment strategy, Music now faces decades in a federal prison."
He and his alleged conspirators will be sentenced at a later date by a Southern Georgia District Court judge.
Music, according to the Georgia Lottery press site, the 45-year-old is a maintenance supervisor, and at the time he won, he said he and his wife planned to save a portion of the winnings.
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