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Friday the 13th points to $2.5M win in Snellville

Thursday, June 19, 2014

ATLANTA – A lucky Snellville woman is content, having won a multi-million dollar prize on what is considered a superstitious day. Kimberly Cofer, 32, won a $2.5 million top prize on Friday the 13th playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Lucky Loot.

Cofer claimed her prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.

A medical office specialist, Cofer purchased an instant ticket and won a $50 prize. She went across the street to The Market, 2007 Scenic Highway in Snellville, where she purchased the lucky ticket.

“I sent a picture to my mother and sister. I thought I’d won $2,500,” she said. “My mom called me. She was out of her mind screaming that I’d won $2.5 million.”

The winning moment was unforgettable.

“I was screaming, yelling and crying,” Cofer recalled.

With her winnings, Cofer anticipates purchasing her first home and saving the remainder.

“I want to think about what I want to do. It’s going to be simply amazing,” she exclaimed. “It’s really exciting. I love it!”

The Georgia Lottery instant game Lucky Loot is loaded with cash prizes, including top prizes of $2.5 million. Players can enter non-winning Lucky Loot tickets for a second chance to win $2.5 million. For more information, visit www.galottery.com/luckyloot.

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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

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