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Waitress Wins $50,000 on New Georgia Lottery Game

Sunday, February 6, 2005

ATLANTA – Winning is on the menu for an Ellijay waitress. Leslie Graydon played the new Georgia Lottery instant game $100 Million Cash Spectacular and won $50,000.

Skyland Food Mart #0002, located at 5980 Appalachian Hwy. in Blue Ridge, sold the lucky ticket.

According to Ms. Graydon, she scratched the ticket in her car while in the store’s parking lot. “I screamed and I cried,” she says.

Ms. Graydon, 23, is still deciding how to use her winnings. “I’m going to think about it.”

$100 Million Cash Spectacular has 10 $1 million top prizes and over $118 million in additional cash prizes, providing the highest payout percentage in Georgia Lottery history. Tickets went on sale on Tuesday (Feb. 1). Within two days, Georgia Lottery players won over $4.3 million playing $100 Million Cash Spectacular.

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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