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Guyton office assistant joins millionaire’s club

Monday, June 18, 2012

ATLANTA – A large-scale Georgia Lottery prize has arrived for an Effingham County office assistant. Melissa Arnsdorff of Guyton has won a $1 million prize playing the popular instant game Maximum Green.

Arnsdorff, 28, claimed her lucky prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah after purchasing her ticket over the weekend.

She purchased her ticket at Chu’s Convenience Store, 2606 U.S. Highway 80 W. in Garden City, on her way home from work and scratched it in her car.

“I called my husband and daughter and told them,” she said.

Once home, she and her husband, Matthew, and their 8-month-old daughter, celebrated.

“It feels really good,” Arnsdorff exclaimed.

With the windfall, the Arnsdorffs anticipate paying off their current home mortgage to purchase a new home.

Maximum Green is an instant game loaded with top prizes of up to $5 million.

Georgia Lottery players can enter non-winning tickets in the monthly Maximum Green Extra Chance Drawings to win one of 10 monthly prizes of $10,000. Visit www.galottery.com for more information.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.4 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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