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Harley Winner Makes Georgia Lottery History

Monday, September 15, 2003

ATLANTA – Terry Willis of Carrollton played the new Georgia Lottery Harley-Davidson® Instant Game and made lottery history, becoming the game’s first top prize winner. He’ll soon be riding in style after winning a 100th Anniversary Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 Custom™ Motorcycle.

“I’ve never owned a Harley, but I’ve always wanted one,” exclaimed Willis. He purchased his winning ticket at Bowdon Road Shoppette, located at 3611 Hwy. 166 West in Carrollton. Mr. Willis waited until he got home before checking to see if he had won. “I handed the ticket to my daughter Marisa to see if I had won anything, and when she screamed out loud, I knew I had a winner.”

The Home Depot sales associate said, “I support the lottery because I know the dollars raised go to fund education in Georgia.” Mr. Willis’s daughter Marisa earned a nursing degree on a lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship.

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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