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HOPE Grad Wins $50,000 Playing Jumbo Bucks Classic

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

ATLANTA – As a beneficiary of the HOPE Scholarship, Kimberly Woodworth was already a Georgia Lottery winner. Ms. Woodworth is an even bigger winner after playing Jumbo Bucks Classic and winning the instant game’s $50,000 top prize.

Georgia Lottery retailer Amoco Food Mart, located at 3832 Cat Creek Rd. in Valdosta, sold the lucky ticket.

Ms. Woodworth, a 33-year-old resident of Moultrie, plans to pay bills and take a trip with her winnings.

While in school on HOPE, Ms. Woodworth earned a degree in respiratory therapy. She currently works as a paramedic.

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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