Tuesday, June 24, 2003
ATLANTA – Still excited by a $50,000 Jumbo Bucks Classic win in February, Diniah Sullins was buying gas on Sunday (6/22) when she noticed a Georgia Lottery instant game that featured her birthstone, the ruby. The 53-year-old Villa Rica resident played Ruby Red 7's and won the game's $177,000 top prize. Mrs. Sullins purchased her lucky Ruby Red 7's ticket at Ali Food Mart, located at 214 Hwy. 78 W. in Temple. She scratched the ticket while sitting in her car in front of the store. "I got my glasses, and it was definitely a winner!" Mrs. Sullins exclaims. Mrs. Sullins, who works in restorative therapy for a nursing and rehabilitation center, plans to buy a new home, start a trust fund for her grandchildren and save the remainder of her Ruby Red 7's winnings. In addition to saving a portion of her Jumbo Bucks Classic prize, she also purchased a car and pick-up truck and shared some of the winnings with her children.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $5.8 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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