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Cherokee County woman celebrates $150K Fantasy 5 win

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ATLANTA – A Cherokee County woman is celebrating a lucky Georgia Lottery win. Donna Laughridge of Waleska matched all five numbers from the Oct. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $150,000 jackpot prize.

QuikTrip #0757, 961 Highway 140 N.W. in Adairsville, sold the winning combination.

Winning numbers from the Oct. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 20-25-32-33-39.

Laughridge, 68, selected her winning numbers randomly, and she checked the results on the Georgia Lottery’s website.

“I was in disbelief,” the retired medical technician said. “I went to the neighborhood store and confirmed it.”

Happy over her winnings, Laughridge and her husband, William, intend to financially help members of their immediate family.

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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