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Fort Valley woman unwraps impressive $261K Fantasy 5 prize

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ATLANTA – A Fort Valley woman was wowed recently with a jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. Alicia Montgomery, 38, matched all five numbers from the Nov. 15 drawing, winning the $261,097 jackpot prize.

Montgomery watched the televised drawing, jotting the numbers down as they were announced.

“I wrote down the numbers and compared them,” she said. “Eventually all of them matched, and I started crying.”

Winning numbers from the Nov. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 16-19-28-30-31.

Hwy 49 Food Mart, 121 N. Camellia Blvd. in Fort Valley, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

“My husband and I shouted together,” the lucky winner recalled.

The mother of seven anticipates paying off her home mortgage and car note.

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.

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Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

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