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Dacula Grandmother Slam Dunks with Fantasy 5 Win After GrandsonÂ’s Basketball Game

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

ATLANTA – Ouida Harwell was leaving her grandson’s basketball game when she purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket and scored big. Mrs. Harwell, a Dacula resident, matched all five numbers in the Jan. 11 Fantasy 5 drawing and won $168,952.

According to Mrs. Harwell, she watched the drawing and was thrilled to see her numbers selected. “I got excited,” she says. “I woke my husband up and said, ‘I think I have won the lottery!’ He looked at the ticket, and he verified it.”

The winning numbers for the Jan. 11 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 03-12-14-16-32. The lucky Quik Pik ticket was purchased at Quick Shop Exxon, located at 475 Dacula Rd. in Dacula.

Mrs. Harwell says that she has always been lucky. “I’m pretty fortunate. I have just about everything I need.”

The 69-year-old says that she plans to travel and will share her winnings with her children and grandchildren.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the retailer incentive bonus. Quick Shop Exxon will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $6,000.

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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