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Woman spots $1M in Marietta

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ATLANTA – A Marietta woman is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Tarra Tremege is beaming, especially since winning her $1 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza instant game.

“I decided to play a ticket, and I won $50,” Tremege said. “Then I had a dream that I’d won $1 million.”

She went to CITGO Food Mart, 2020 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta, where she purchased the lucky ticket.

“I told the clerk to give me two tickets and the second one was $1 million,” she said.

Tremege was excited.

“I asked the cashier to come over and look at the ticket just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things,” she said.

With her winnings, Tremege intends to donate to charities researching cures for Parkinson’s disease, and she anticipates purchasing a new car.

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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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