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Pet Sitter Leashes a $250,000 Lottery Win

Monday, September 19, 2005

ATLANTA – A pet sitter is celebrating a quarter-million dollar Georgia Lottery win. Christina Fanning matched the first five winning numbers in the Sept. 16 Mega Millions drawing and won $250,000.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Kingsland Chevron, located at 2600 Scrubby Bluff Rd. in Kingsland.

The winning numbers for the Sept. 16 Mega Millions drawing were: 5-16-41-46-50 and the Gold Mega Ball was 1.

Mrs. Fanning, 31, was watching the news when she saw the Mega Millions draw results. “I just screamed!” she exclaims. “I was in shock the whole night. I only slept two hours.”

Mrs. Fanning, a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., owns Above the Rest Pet Sitting with her husband David. As a result of her win, she will begin working full-time with their business.

The Fannings also plan to have some fun with their winnings. “We’re definitely going to go on some trips, and we’re probably both going to get a new car,” Mrs. Fanning says.

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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