Thursday, November 3, 2005
ATLANTA – Savannah resident Deborah Cooper buys instant game tickets because she enjoys the entertainment of playing the lottery. Recently Ms. Cooper played Fortune Teller, a new Georgia Lottery game, and won the game’s $40,000 top prize.
Ms. Cooper scratched her ticket while standing in the store where it was purchased, then showed it to the owner.
Ms. Cooper, a landscaper, plans to use her winnings to pay bills.
The 38-year-old purchased her winning ticket at Ram Food Mart located at 1101 E. Montgomery Crossroad.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.8 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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