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Elberton Resident Brews Coffee and $25,000 Lottery Win

Thursday, August 11, 2005

ATLANTA - While running errands Sammy Conley purchased a Wild Money instant game ticket then returned home for his morning cup of coffee. The Elberton resident received a shock as he drank his coffee when he scratched his ticket and won the game’s $25,000 top prize.

“Good thing I have a strong heart,” Mr. Conley commented. “I tested it today.”

Currently, the lawn caretaker does not have any plans for his winnings. “I’ll think about that when I get off cloud nine,” Mr. Conley says.

Tony’s Bait and Tackle, located at 3563 Calhoun Falls Hwy. in Elberton, sold the winning ticket.

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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