Thursday, June 19, 2014
ATLANTA – A retired Bacon County nurse was treated to a colossal prize from the Georgia Lottery. Greta Taylor of Mershon won a $1.5 million top prize playing the instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks – Anniversary Edition.
Georgia Lottery representatives presented Taylor with an oversized check Thursday at Three Dees, 925 S. Pierce St. in Alma, the store that sold the winning ticket.
Taylor, 80, was at the store with her son when she discovered her windfall.
“He scratched it off for me,” she said. “I was shocked.”
Retired 18 years from nursing, Taylor and her husband, Clayton, have five adult children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She plans to help her children financially.
“I’m going to watch the races in Maine,” she added.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.3 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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