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Winning ticket sold in Columbus worth $25K

Friday, July 6, 2012

ATLANTA – A winning instant ticket worth $25,000 was sold in Columbus. Youngs Grocery, located at 848 25th St. in Columbus, sold a winning $100 Million Lucky Fortunes ticket, a new Georgia Lottery instant game.

The winner, Tonya Williams of Phenix City, Ala., claimed her prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Columbus.

“I am excited,” said Williams, a mother of six.

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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