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Blue Ridge grandmother of 5 enjoys $113K prize

Friday, August 31, 2012

ATLANTA – A grandmother of five from Blue Ridge is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Mary Frances Stanley, 62, matched all five numbers from the Aug. 23 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $113,239 jackpot prize.

Rebels Pantry #5, 4500 Appalachian Highway in Blue Ridge, sold the lucky ticket.

“Those are the birthdays of my husband, my kids and mine,” Stanley said.

She checked the results on the Georgia Lottery’s website the following day.

“I was hollering and heaping,” she said. “I was doing some kind of a dance.”

Stanley said she feels wonderful over winning her prize but has yet to make any plans.

Winning numbers from the Aug. 23 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 1-3-5-7-25.

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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