Wednesday, February 19, 2014
ATLANTA – Bridgette Harrell of Colquitt has scooped a Georgia Lottery prize and is enjoying her windfall. Harrell, 48, won a $75,000 top prize playing the instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic – Anniversary Edition.
“I walked in and bought the ticket,” said Harrell, a food safety facilitator. “I got so excited.”
Fast Stop, 309 E. Third St. in Donalsonville, sold the winning ticket.
“I waited until I got home to scratch the ticket, and I was flabbergasted,” she said. “I was stunned.”
Harrell is a mother of three daughters all of whom are in college. The lucky winner intends to save her winnings.
“I’m going to put it up for a rainy day,” Harrell shared.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15 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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