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Father of Pre-K Student Enjoys $40,000 Lottery Win

Sunday, July 24, 2005

ATLANTA- Terry Stuart’s daughter Bailey is enrolled in a Georgia Lottery-funded prekindergarten program, so he already views playing the lottery as a way to have fun and further his children’s education. Recently, Mr. Stuart received $40,000 in addition to his daughter’s high-quality instruction by winning the top prize on Money Bags, an instant game.

The West Point resident was shocked to find out that he won the game’s top prize.

Mr. Stuart plans to pay bills with his winnings. His prize will also be used for future expenses. “I’m having shoulder surgery in a couple of weeks, so it couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Mr. Stuart.

The 35-year-old will continue to play Georgia Lottery games. “Everybody gets lucky every now and then.”

Mr. Stuart purchased his winning ticket at JV’s Corner, located at 1700 Zebulon Rd. in Griffin.

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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