Tuesday, November 22, 2005
ATLANTA – Winning is just what the doctor ordered for a 26-year-old Quitman resident. Taneisha Manning was returning home from a doctor’s appointment in Thomasville when she stopped for gas and filled up with a Georgia Lottery win. Ms. Manning played Mustang Money and won the instant game’s $75,000 top prize.
Easy N Out, located at 2021 Smith Ave. in Thomasville, sold the lucky ticket.
“When I scratched it off, I started hollering!” exclaims Ms. Manning. “I couldn’t believe it. I asked the guy behind the counter to check it for me.”
Ms. Manning, the mother of two sons, works as a correction officer. She says her winnings are just in time for the holidays. “I’m going to save some, and the rest I’ll have for Christmas for the boys and me.”
According to Ms. Manning, her 8-year-old son Malik attended lottery-funded prekindergarten, and her son Isaiah, 4, is currently enrolled in the program.
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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