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Waycross woman wins $25,000

Monday, April 9, 2012

ATLANTA – A Waycross woman is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Catherine Grays, 76, won $25,000 playing the instant game $150,000,000 Slots of Luck.

Grays said she was feeling lucky when she purchased her ticket Thursday.

“I woke up early in the morning, and the store was on my mind,” she said.

Crossway Cigarette & Beer Outlet, located at 385 State St. in Waycross, sold the lucky ticket. Grays scratched her ticket at the store.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I kept looking at it.”

Grays shared the exciting news with store patrons.

“We all were joyful,” she said. “Everybody in the store celebrated.”

A retired beautician, Grays will use her winnings to remodel her home.

$150,000,000 Slots of Luck is a Georgia Lottery instant game loaded with prizes up to $250,000.

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.

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