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Tifton Resident Strikes Gold and Wins $150,000

Sunday, July 24, 2005

ATLANTA- Recently Carlene Brown was left speechless after deciding to play Georgia Gold, a Georgia Lottery instant game. The billing and assembly worker struck gold when she won the game’s $150,000 top prize.

“I took it home and looked at it,” Ms. Brown recalls. “Then I put it up, took it out and looked at it some more.”

The Tifton resident plans to use her winnings to help family members, make a donation to a worthy cause and pay bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sunny Food Mart located at 1355 S. Main St. in Tifton.

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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