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Mother of 5 marks $50K prize in Midway

Monday, October 21, 2013

ATLANTA – A $50,000 Georgia Lottery prize has fueled the excitement for one lucky mother of five. Katina Turner-Harris of Connersville, Ill., won her top prize playing the instant game Fire & Ice.

She purchased the lucky ticket at OM Foods, 13670 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, while traveling home.

“I stopped in Midway for gas,” Turner-Harris said. “I was surrounded by family, and nobody believed me.”

In disbelief, the lucky winner verified her winnings with the store clerk.

Turner-Harris is a licensed practical nurse. She and her husband, Everett, have five children, one of whom is in college.

“I’m overwhelmed,” she said. “I want to pay off bills and buy a house.”

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.8 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 1.3 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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