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Thomasville Resident Brings Home $50,000 Lottery Win

Monday, December 5, 2005

ATLANTA - Thomasville resident Shelman Letrese Adams recently became another lucky Georgia Lottery winner. She played $200 Million Cash Spectacular, a Georgia Lottery instant game, and won $50,000.

Ms. Adams was so surprised at her prize that she thought something was wrong with her glasses. She asked her sister to check the ticket before she would believe that it was a winner.

The 46-year-old plans to use her winnings to pay bills.

J & P Stop & Shop, located at 636 W. Jackson St. in Thomasville, 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 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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