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Screaming friend alerts Savannah woman of $20,000 win

Thursday, March 22, 2012

ATLANTA – Lisa Grenier of Savannah, 49, was at work when a friend called with exciting news. Grenier learned she won $20,000 after taxes in the Georgia Lottery’s $3,000,000 Taxes Paid extra chance drawing Wednesday.

“My friend was watching TV, and she heard my name,” Grenier explained. “I was at work. She called me up screaming.”

Grenier claimed her prize Thursday.

“It was very hard for me to continue working the rest of the night,” she said. “But I kept working with a big smile.”

Grenier, a cashier, will use some of her winnings to buy a new car and to travel.

The Georgia Lottery instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid is loaded with cash prizes up to $3 million after taxes. Players can submit non-winning game tickets in the weekly extra chance drawings for a chance to win $20,000 after taxes. Drawings are held every Wednesday.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.1 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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