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Nursing Assistant Gets Treated to a $75,000 Barrel of Bucks Win

Sunday, March 13, 2005

ATLANTA – A certified nursing assistant received a dose of good luck. Lacretia Carithers of Ashburn won $75,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Barrel of Bucks.

Busy Corner, located at 106 E. Monroe Ave. in Ashburn, sold the winning ticket.

Ms. Carithers scratched her ticket in the store and states, “I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think it was real.”

According to Ms. Carithers, she asked a store employee to verify her win. She comments that the clerk “was more excited than I was.”

Ms. Carithers, 25, is still thinking about how to spend her winnings. She says that a new car may be on the horizon.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.2 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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