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Carrollton mother wins $377K Mother’s Day surprise

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ATLANTA – A Carrollton mother of three celebrated Mother’s Day with a win from the Georgia Lottery. Melissa Wynn, 53, played the new instant game Silver 7’s and won a $377,777 top prize.

While dining with her three adult children on Mother’s Day, Wynn scratched her lucky ticket.

“I almost did a backflip,” she said. “This is unbelievable!”

Wynn claimed her prize Tuesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“This is the best Mother’s Day I’ve ever had,” she exclaimed.

The lucky winner intends to purchase a home for her daughter and purchase a Harley-Davidson for herself.

Joe’s Bottle Shop, 3034 Bankhead Highway in Austell, sold the winning ticket.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.3 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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www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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