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Retired Teacher Makes the Grade With $150,000 Giant Jumbo Bucks Win

Thursday, June 30, 2005

ATLANTA- As a retired first-grade teacher, Annie Ruth Burns taught students who benefited from the Georgia Lottery-funded prekindergarten program. Now she’s experiencing the lottery in another exciting way. Ms. Burns, a resident of Albany, played the instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks and won the $150,000 top prize.

The 58-year-old spends most of her time running the drugstore that she owns. Ms. Burns plans to pay bills and possibly pay off her house with her winnings.

Ms. Burns purchased the winning ticket at Chevron Food Mart, located at 2509 Stuart Ave. in Albany.

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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