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Berrien County woman bonds with friend, wins $100K

Thursday, August 1, 2013

ATLANTA – A Berrien County woman is thrilled over winning a Georgia Lottery prize. At the behest of her best friend, Brenda Young of Ray City played the instant game Big Bucks and won a $100,000 top prize.

“My friend came to visit, and she gave me some money to buy a ticket,” said Young, 51. “I play when I’m with (her). She picked the ticket out.”

Bull Dogs #0001, 305 W. Main St. in Lakeland, sold the lucky ticket, and Young scratched it in the car.

“We drove to the next nearest store to make sure we were seeing it right,” she said.

The lucky winner feels great.

“I want to buy a new vehicle, and I want to buy a new home,” Young shared.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.6 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 1.6 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

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

P 404.215.5062
F 404.215.8983
media [at] galottery [dot] org

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