Monday, October 17, 2005
ATLANTA- What began as a frustrating day turned out to be a very lucky one for Calhoun resident Rhonda Suzette Hicks. Mrs. Hicks went to the store to get ice because her icemaker stopped working. While shopping, she decided to buy a Jumbo Bucks Classic instant game ticket. The ticket turned out to be worth $50,000.
Mrs. Hicks scratched the ticket while she was at home, but she was quickly on the road back to the store. “I went back for them to verify it because I was in such a shock,” the 52-year-old explained.
Mrs. Hicks provides quality control for a local home furnishing store. She and her husband, Lamar, plan to use the winnings to perform home improvements.
Golden Gallon #3563, located at 1401 Red Bud Rd. in Calhoun, sold the winning ticket.
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