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Thomas Co. Resident Gets Golden Ticket Worth $100,000

Monday, October 17, 2005

ATLANTA- Bettina Harris-Redd enjoys spending her time writing poetry. Recently the Boston resident composed a $100,000 lottery win. Mrs. Redd played Golden Ticket, a Georgia Lottery instant game, and won the top prize.

Mrs. Redd was in the car with her sister when she discovered that she had a winning ticket. “I looked over at my sister and I said, ‘Is that $100,000?’ ” Mrs. Redd explained.

Mrs. Redd started screaming when she realized that she was a winner and her mother later joined in the excitement. “I showed her the ticket and she started screaming too,” the 24-year-old said.

The homemaker’s lottery win was felt far beyond Georgia. When Mrs. Redd’s husband Michael, who is on military duty in Kuwait, called to check in, she also told him about her good fortune. Mrs. Redd plans to give some of her winnings to her family and to buy a car.

Quik Pak, located at 19926 Hwy. 84 E. in Boston, 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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