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Waycross Great-Grandmother Wins $100,000

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

ATLANTA – A 74-year-old great-grandmother from Waycross is enjoying big bucks. Lora Brown played the Georgia Lottery instant game Big Bucks and won the $100,000 top prize.

Sav-A-Lot, located at 1984 S. Georgia Pkwy. in Waycross, sold the lucky ticket.

According to Mrs. Brown, she cried tears of joy when she scratched her ticket. “The guy at the store hugged my neck,” she says.

Mrs. Brown retired from Champion Building Products as a supervisor. She plans to pay bills with her winnings and may buy a new truck for her husband Demar.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown have been married for 52 years. They have six children, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. “I’ve been pretty lucky,” Mrs. Brown shares.

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 including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


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