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Future Georgia Resident Welcomed with $150,000 Lottery Win

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

ATLANTA- Rose Gonzalez has 150,000 new reasons to move to Georgia. Ms. Gonzalez came to the state to visit before moving, and she bought an instant game ticket. She played Giant Jumbo Bucks and won the $150,000 top prize.

Ms. Gonzalez, 50, forgot about the ticket and carried it around in her purse for several days before scratching it. “I saw it when I was searching for things in my purse,” Ms. Gonzalez said.

The Pearland, Texas resident plans to give some of her winnings to her father and some to her son for college.

Ms. Gonzalez looks forward to moving to a state where she has already experienced great things. “I guess my luck is here in Georgia. I’ll have to tell my dad that I’m a Georgia peach.”

Citgo Quick Mart, located at 139-B E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, 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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