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Lucky lady ventures to Bainbridge, wins $500K prize

Monday, November 19, 2012

ATLANTA – A gas stop in Bainbridge has marked a half-million dollar win for one lucky lady. Ollie Slater of Altoona, Fla., played the Georgia Lottery instant game Black Pearls and won a $500,000 top prize.

“It’s something we’ll never forget,” said Slater, referring to herself and her husband, Jim.

While visiting family in Bainbridge, Slater stopped for gas and a lottery ticket at Raceway, 1418 Tallahassee Highway in Bainbridge.

“My husband scratched it and said, ‘Look at this,’ ” she recalled. “I shouted, ‘Jim!’”

Married for 30 years, the couple have four children.

The lucky winner feels wonderful about winning her prize.

“My husband and I are truly appreciative,” said Slater, 53. “We can pick (property) – what we want. We’ve always loved that area.”

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.8 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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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