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Snellville woman celebrates $10M lottery game show win

Sunday, September 14, 2008

ATLANTA – A Snellville woman is celebrating a multi-million dollar lottery win. Dorothy Woods, who celebrated her 47th birthday Sept. 8, won $10 million as the grand prize winner of the Georgia's Lottery's statewide televised game show "Georgia's $500 Million Club Finale."

"It's unbelievable. Wow!" Woods exclaimed immediately following her lottery win. "All I kept saying to myself was 'Pick me! Pick me!' This win will change our lives."

"Georgia's $500 Million Club Finale" was held in conjunction with the instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club. Players could enter the $10 million drawing by mailing in non-winning game tickets. Each of the 77 weekly winners won $5,000 and became a game show finalist.

Woods, her husband, Larry, and their 15-year-old son, plan to take a long vacation before returning to discuss plans for their $10 million win.

"We're definitely going to pay off bills, and my son will go to the best of schools," she shared. "We're very lucky."

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned more than $10.1 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Pre-K Program. More than 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 860,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


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