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Lottery Ticket Birthday Gift Worth $1 Million: 2nd Gwinnett Co. Resident in 2 Weeks with 2 Georgia Lottery Wins

Thursday, December 1, 2005

ATLANTA – Norcross resident Judy Slone celebrated her birthday by winning her second Georgia Lottery top prize in just over a year. A friend gave Ms. Slone a $200 Million Cash Spectacular instant game ticket for her birthday, and she won the game’s $1 million top prize. In October 2004, Ms. Slone won $27,777 playing the instant game Silver 7’s.

“I can’t believe it!” exclaims Ms. Slone. “It’s amazing. It’s all so surreal.”

J Food Mart, located at 3175 Buford Hwy. in Duluth, sold the million-dollar ticket.

According to Ms. Slone, 57, she scratched the lucky ticket at home. “My knees almost buckled. I was totally speechless.”

Ms. Slone, an electrician, plans to purchase a new car and pay bills with her winnings. “And I’m going to buy something special for my friend who gave me the ticket as a birthday present.”

Just two weeks ago, Fred James Jr. of Duluth was awarded a $750,000 top prize on the holiday-themed instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks. In February 2004, Mr. James won $50,000 on the instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic.

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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