Monday, May 20, 2013
ATLANTA – A Milledgeville mother of three is having a blast with a cool prize from the Georgia Lottery. Belinda Hill, 56, has won a $50,000 top prize playing the new instant game Fire & Ice.
“I was in the store to get gas for work,” Hill explained. “I got the ticket and told the clerk, ‘I’ll be back to get my money!’”
With three adult sons, the grandmother of 10 scratched the ticket while in her car in her mother-in-law’s driveway.
“I was blowing my horn like crazy,” she said. “My husband was sitting on the porch. He couldn’t believe it, and I couldn’t either.”
A juvenile corrections officer, Hill anticipates buying land to move her mobile home.
“I’m just so thankful,” she exclaimed.
Jet Food Store #0059, 1111 S. Wayne St. in Milledgeville, 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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