Looking for winning numbers? Click here.
 

Blakely Grandmother Celebrates 2nd Lottery Win in Less than 2 Months

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

ATLANTA – Myrtle Smith, a Blakely grandmother who won $75,000 in March, has doubled her luck and her winnings. Mrs. Smith played Giant Jumbo Bucks and won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $150,000 top prize. This win comes less than two months after Mrs. Smith won the top prize on the instant game Happy Mother’s Day.

“I can’t believe it!” exclaims Mrs. Smith. “I just went numb.”

Mrs. Smith purchased both of her lucky tickets from the same clerk at Quick Buys #0104, located at 18173 E. South Blvd. in Blakely.

“It’s unreal. The same store, the same lady, but it’s double the prize!” says Mrs. Smith.

The 62-year-old retired bus driver shared her previous prize with family and friends, and she plans to do the same with new winnings. Mrs. Smith says she’ll also invest and may purchase a new van.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.4 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.

 

For more information, please visit the Media Center on the GLC Web site at:
www.galottery.com

Play Responsibly – It’s All About Fun!

CONTACT:
Georgia Lottery Corporation
Media Relations Department
Voice: 404-215-5062
Fax: 404-215-8983
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

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

Georgia Lottery on Facebook
NEWS FEED |
1 ticket matches all and nothing; ticket worth $500K Read More... Woman rolls out of Centennial Olympic Park with new Kia Soul Read More... Mega Millions jackpot reaches $144M for drawing Read More... Fitzgerald woman banks $500K with new instant ticket Read More... Winning ticket worth $1M sold in Marietta Read More...