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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

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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