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Fitzgerald woman banks $500K with new instant ticket

Friday, August 15, 2014

ATLANTA – A Fitzgerald woman has won a half-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery. Melissa Harper, 30, played the new instant game 21 Black Series, winning a $500,000 top prize.

Stop N Go, 408 Jacksonville Highway in Fitzgerald, sold the winning ticket.

Harper’s husband, Chad, scratched the winning ticket while in the store.

The couple claimed the prize Tuesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

With four children, the Harpers anticipate building a new home.

The new family of Georgia Lottery instant games, 21 Black Series, is loaded with cash prizes and top prizes ranging from $20,000 to $2.5 million.

Players can enter non-winning 21 Black Series tickets online for a chance to win a 2014 Kia Soul. For more information, visit www.galottery.com.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.5 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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