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Columbia County systems analyst wins $28K

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ATLANTA – A systems analyst from Columbia County has won a top prize from the Georgia Lottery. Melissa Strickland, 55, played the instant game White Ice 8’s and won a $28,888 prize.

Sprint Foods #0007, 3701 Washington Road in Martinez, sold the winning ticket.

“I scratched it while getting gas,” Strickland said. “I still feel a little shocked.”

With a son currently in high school, Strickland intends to save the prize for use toward his college education.

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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