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Newlywed Gets Hitched to $50,000 Lottery Win

Thursday, November 3, 2005

ATLANTA – An Albany woman who was married a month ago is tying the knot with a Georgia Lottery win. Debra Myers played Jumbo Bucks Classic and won the instant game’s $50,000 top prize.

“It came at the right time!” Mrs. Myers exclaims. “I couldn’t believe it so I took the ticket up to the store clerk for verification. She was screaming more than I was.”

Tej Food Store, located at 404 S. Slappey Blvd. in Albany, sold the winning ticket. According to Mrs. Myers, she always purchases her Georgia Lottery tickets there. “I call it my lucky store.”

Mrs. Myers, 41, works as a technician at Procter & Gamble. She and her husband Marvin plan to “pay off some bills and save the rest for a house that we’ll probably be getting soon.”

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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