Tuesday, November 2, 2004
ATLANTA – Judy Slone is wired for winning. The Norcross electrician played the Georgia Lottery instant game Silver 7’s and won $27,777.
Ms. Slone, 55, purchased her lucky ticket at J Food Mart, located at 3175 Buford Hwy. in Duluth. She scratched the ticket in the store and asked the clerk, “Am I reading this right?”
When the clerk confirmed that Ms. Slone was a top prize Silver 7’s winner, the entire store celebrated. “Everybody saw the ticket,” says Ms. Slone. “Everybody was cheering for me.”
Ms. Slone will use a portion of her winnings to purchase new tires for her car. She’s still deciding how to use the remainder of her prize. “Right now I really don’t know. I’m thinking about it.”
According to Ms. Slone, she never considered herself to be lucky. “Not until now!” she exclaims.
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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