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Tifton woman wins $1M prize

Monday, September 24, 2012

ATLANTA – A Tifton woman is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Ola Smith, 62, won a $1 million prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

“I decided to try (it),” Smith said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Smith, who has worked 26 years as a cook at a local hospital, retired from her position earlier this year.

The lucky winner feels great about winning her prize.

“I’ll try to pay off my house, and I might take a vacation and go somewhere,” she shared.

Kenny’s #0001, 127 Tifton-Eldorado Road in Tifton, sold the lucky ticket.

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 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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