Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ATLANTA – An Augusta nurse has gotten a big dose of winning. Patricia Holloman, 50, won $2 million playing the Georgia Lottery game Millionaire Jingle Jumbo Bucks.
Holloman scratched the ticket at home Tuesday and claimed her prize later that day.
“I thought I was reading it wrong,” she said. “I kept looking at it. That’s a lot of zeroes.”
Married with two grown children and six grandchildren, Holloman hopes to cut back on her long work weeks.
“I work a lot of hours,” she emphasized. “Or, I should say, I worked a lot of hours.”
Holloman also hopes to get “a reliable car with an air conditioner.”
P J Food Store, located at 3184 Skinner Mill Road in Augusta, sold the lucky ticket.
Millionaire Jingle Jumbo Bucks is an instant game with prizes up to $3 million.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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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