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Office Assistant Files Away $50,000 Lottery Win

Thursday, November 3, 2005

ATLANTA – Office assistant Wilma Cook filed away a win after playing $200 Million Cash Spectacular, a Georgia Lottery instant game. She won $50,000.

Mrs. Cook scratched the ticket while she was still in the store where it was purchased, then she showed the store clerk. “I couldn’t believe it at first,” the 62-year-old recounts.

Mrs. Cook, a resident of Albany, will use her winnings to pay bills and help her family.

County Line Grocery, located at 4405 Acree Ave. in Albany, sold the winning ticket.

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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