Wednesday, September 10, 2003
ATLANTA – Martha Ann Kailing was cashing in two Georgia Lottery instant tickets worth $75 when she netted an even bigger win. Ms. Kailing purchased a Jumbo Jumbo Bucks ticket and won the game’s $500,000 top prize.
“Is that what it looks like to me?” Ms. Kailing asked the store clerk, who confirmed that she won a half million dollars.
Ms. Kailing describes her reaction as “excited or dumbfounded or baffled. I don’t know what you call it.” The winning ticket was purchased at Lenox BP, located at 900 W. Central Ave. in Lenox.
“It’s made it easier for me to pay for things and help others who don’t have anything,” Kailing shares. “When it all settles in, I’d like to build a house for my dad.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $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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