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Chickamauga Woman Plays Jumbo Bucks Classic and Wins $20... Then $50,000

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

ATLANTA – When Rita Stanfield won $20 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic, she purchased another ticket with a portion of her winnings. Mrs. Stanfield was even luckier the second time around, winning the game’s $50,000 top prize.

“I was shocked,” says Mrs. Stanfield, a resident of Chickamauga. “I thought I was dreaming.”

Mrs. Stanfield, 41, works as a home caregiver for seniors. She plans to pay bills and says that she will renovate her mother’s home with her winnings.

The lucky top prize ticket was purchased at Lil Pig Market, located at 1932 N. Hwy. 341 in Rossville.

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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