Monday, August 27, 2012
ATLANTA – Alberto Ramos of Athens has won a $40,000 top prize playing the new Georgia Lottery instant game Count The Money.
Ramos, 63, plans to save his winnings.
Sam’s Food Mart #0001, 1452 Prince Ave. in Athens, sold the winning ticket.
“The first person I told was the clerk,” he said. “I was just too excited.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 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.
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