$3M Lotto Winner Pleads Guilty to Using Prize Money to Fund Illegal Meth Ring

Ronnie Music Jr. won millions in a lottery scratch off game in 2015.

— -- A Georgia man who won millions in the lottery could face life in prison after pleading guilty to using a portion of his prize to invest in a crystal meth operation.

"The investigation revealed that in September, 2015, Music’s co-conspirators were caught attempting to sell approximately 11 pounds of crystal meth, with a street value in excess of $500,000," said the DOJ.

Federal agents seized over $1 million worth of meth, a large cache of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, multiple vehicles, and over $600,000 in cash as part of the case.

Music had won $3 million in a Georgia Lottery scratch off game in February, 2015, according to Georgia Lottery's website.

Music will be sentenced by a judge in the Southern District of Georgia and faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.