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Columbus woman wins $45K

Thursday, September 5, 2013

ATLANTA – A Columbus woman has won an exciting prize from the Georgia Lottery. Nikisha Wright, 29, won a $45,000 top prize playing the instant game GL Black & White.

Shell Mart, 5900 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, sold the winning ticket.

“I went in to buy a different ticket, and I changed my mind,” Wright said. “It is a new ticket, and I figured I’d try it out.”

Wright, who is a call center employee, and her husband, Derenic, have one son.

“I don’t know what to think,” she shared. “I plan to help out my family members.”

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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