Wednesday, August 31, 2005
ATLANTA – Bank teller Sheryll Thompson will be making a deposit after playing Mega Millions. Ms. Thompson purchased a ticket for the August 23 drawing and won $250,000.
Ms. Thompson’s mother informed her daughter that she’d matched the first five numbers after watching the drawing. To verify the news, Ms. Thompson called the Georgia Lottery’s Player Information Hotline and found out that she did have a winning ticket. “I started jumping,” the Lithonia resident recalls.
The winning numbers for the August 23 Mega Millions drawing were: 6-7-8-13-40 and the Gold Mega Ball was 12.
The 30-year-old plans to use her winnings to help her family and to possibly start a small business.
Texaco- On the Run, located at 3860 Panola Rd. in Lithonia, sold Ms. Thompson her winning ticket.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia. 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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