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Housekeeper Cleans Up with $40,000 Lottery Win

Monday, October 18, 2004

ATLANTA – Don’t cry for me, Argentina… unless you’re crying tears of joy! Argentina Strickland played Bucks In A Row and won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $40,000 top prize.

Mrs. Strickland, 52, was at home with her husband when she scratched her Bucks In A Row ticket. She handed the ticket to her husband, who yelled, “Baby, you won!”

“I was stunned,” says Mrs. Strickland. “I jumped up. He was really jumping.”

Mrs. Strickland, who works for a housekeeping company, plans to pay bills with her winnings.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Spectrum #0127, located at 5919 Miller Rd. in Columbus.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7 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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