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Acworth woman to ornament purse with $50K prize

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fantasy 5 prize is 2nd win since 2010

ATLANTA – An Acworth woman, who claimed a sliver of an office pool prize in 2010, can ring in this year’s holiday season with her own glimmering gain from the Georgia Lottery. Beverly James, a medical office professional, matched all five numbers from the Dec. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $50,000 jackpot prize.

“I’m excited,” exclaimed James, 54. “I used (family) birthdays and my brother’s football number.”

Winning numbers from the Dec. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 7-9-11-21-32.

James claimed her prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Dalton.

The lucky winner was a member of a WellStar office pool that won a $200,000 Powerball prize in 2010.

“We were really happy,” James said. “I sat on mine for a little while, which I will do with this prize.”

PJ’s Food Mart, 6741 Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock, sold the winning ticket.

She discovered her prize following the drawing as the results were announced on television. James and her husband, Steve, have two adult children.

Positivity has resulted in the numerous wins, James explained.

“I always believe that I will win,” she shared.

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.

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