Lottery winner shot dead by masked men who stormed into his home

 Craigory Burch had won nearly $500,000 in November 2015

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Friday 22 January 2016 22:09
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Craigory Burch won the lottery last November
Craigory Burch won the lottery last November

A young man who recently won almost $500,000 in the lottery has been shot and killed by masked men who stormed into his home.

Reports said that Craigory Burch, 20, pleaded with the three men who burst into his home in Fitzgerald, Georgia, after blasting through the door with a shotgun.

Mr Burch’s girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, she was at home at the time of the attack and that she ran for help.

The man's mother, Leslie Collins, issued a message to the killers

She said Mr Burch pleaded with the armed men not to shoot him before throwing his trousers containing his wallet and bank card in their direction.

The men then shot her boyfriend before running away, Ms Hendricks told WALB-TV.

“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. He said I’ll give you my bank card’,” she said.

Mr Burch, a fork-lift operator, won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015.

Mr Burch’s mother, Leslie Collins, relayed a message for those responsible in the killing.

“I want them to know what they took from me,” she said. “They took a part of my life away from me. My child that I carried and raised for 20 years.”

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