Thursday, October 20, 2005
ATLANTA – Wiley Brown of Loganville is celebrating a $1 million Georgia Lottery win. Mr. Brown played the instant game $200 Million Cash Spectacular and won the million-dollar top prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at Citgo Food Mart, located at 4410 Lawrenceville Rd. in Loganville. Mr. Brown, 59, scratched his lucky ticket in his truck in front of the store. He immediately called his wife Ada and said, "Put the coffee on. I just became a millionaire."
According to Mrs. Brown, she was home with one of her daughters when she received the exciting call. "I put the coffee on right away," she recalls. "We were jumping up and down. It was pretty exciting."
The Browns have been married for 29 years and have three grown children. "We intend to help the kids out and maybe get a couple of things for ourselves," says Mrs. Brown, who owns A & W Discount Fabrics in Loganville.
"We're happy where we are, and I think this will be a real comfort zone for us," Mrs. Brown shares. "He's lucky, and I'm lucky to have him."
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