Sunday, August 28, 2005
ATLANTA – A Lilburn man is celebrating a Georgia Lottery payday. Barkath Barde played Power Payday and won the instant game’s $200,000 top prize.
“I’m very happy!” exclaims the 40-year-old.
Georgia Lottery retailer Shreeji Food Mart sold the lucky ticket. The store is located at 1131 N. Hairston Rd. in Stone Mountain.
Mr. Barde scratched his ticket at the store. “I reacted like everyone else would,” he says. “I screamed!”
Mr. Barde owns a convenience store in Conyers. He hopes to open another store with his winnings. He is also planning a trip to India with his wife, Ruksana, and their two children.
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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