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Stepmother of HOPE Recipient Wins $50,000 Jumbo Bucks Classic Top Prize

Sunday, July 24, 2005

ATLANTA- Mishell Butler is grateful to the Georgia Lottery for providing her stepdaughter, Brittney, with a HOPE scholarship to the University of Georgia. Mrs. Butler is just as excited to win the $50,000 top prize on Jumbo Bucks Classic, an instant game.

“I didn’t scream or jump up and down because I didn’t believe it,” she recalls.

Mrs. Butler lives in Alpharetta and provides technical support for Equifax. She also swims at the YMCA in her spare time.

The 38-year-old plans to do something special with her winnings. She will be making a donation to the Georgia chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of her daughter, who passed away from leukemia. Mrs. Butler plans to use the remainder of her winnings to pay bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Magic Mart. The store is located at 321 S. Main St. in Dawson.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.6 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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