ATLANTA – Judy Miller has already celebrated her birthday, but the Rising Fawn resident can close her eyes and make another wish. Mrs. Miller can make several wishes after winning Fantasy 5 just days after her birthday. The 49-year-old matched all five numbers in Saturday’s (9/18) Fantasy 5 drawing and won $263,119 before taxes.
When Mrs. Miller called the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s Player Information Hotline Sunday (9/19) night, she discovered that she was a Fantasy 5 top prize winner. Wanting additional confirmation, she checked the lottery’s Web site. “I sat up all night,” she laughs. “It was still unbelievable.”
The winning numbers for Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing were: 4-9-11-13-33. The lucky Quik Pik ticket was purchased at Charlie’s Food Market, located at 3258 Chattanooga Valley Rd. in Flintstone.
Mrs. Miller works with her husband, William, at his electronics company, Mountain Tronics. The Millers plan to save for retirement, help their children and donate to charitable organizations.
“I’m going to get my sunroom,” Mrs. Miller adds. “I’ve wanted one forever.”
The Miller family can attest to the educational benefits of Georgia Lottery proceeds. Their daughters Kelly, 27, and Karen, 25, both qualified for HOPE scholarships, and their grandson Cullen, 4, is enrolled in lottery-funded prekindergarten.
Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the retailer incentive bonus. Charlie’s Food Market will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $8,000.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6.8 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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