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Soldier Home on Leave Wins $85,000

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

ATLANTA - An Army Sergeant First Class on leave is seeing huge dollar signs. Rosalind Lovelace played the Georgia Lottery instant game Dollar Signs and won the $85,000 top prize.

Ms. Lovelace, a resident of West Point, is stationed in Puerto Rico. She was visiting family members at home when she purchased the lucky ticket.

According to Ms. Lovelace, she was in the car with her parents when she learned the exciting news. "My dad was scratching it off because I was driving, and he said, 'We won! We won!' I thought he was joking, and then I was very happy."

Ms. Lovelace, 40, will be on leave until Saturday, June 11. She has already decided how to spend her winnings. "I'm going to give it to my mom and dad," she shares.

Georgia Lottery retailer Corley Drugs #1, located at 523 S. Greenwood St. in LaGrange, sold the lucky ticket.

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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