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Bainbridge Woman Puts on Eyeglasses and Sees $10,000 Lottery Win

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

ATLANTA – Arlene Rentz of Bainbridge wasn’t wearing her eyeglasses when she purchased and scratched a $100 Million Cash Spectacular ticket. Once Ms. Rentz put on her corrective lenses, it was clear that she won $10,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game.

“I didn’t have on my glasses so I wasn’t sure,” explains Ms. Rentz. “When I put my glasses on, it was very obvious.”

According to Ms. Rentz, she responded with “a combination of laughing and crying. It was a squeal!”

The lucky ticket was purchased at Las Lomas, located at 801 E. Waters St. in Bainbridge.

After winning, Ms. Rentz immediately purchased a new stove and washing machine. She will also use some of her prize to take a cruise to the Bahamas in December.

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.


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