Thursday, December 8, 2005
ATLANTA – Corrections officer Jack Holt recently celebrated a Georgia Lottery win. He bought a Giant Jumbo Bucks instant game ticket and won the game’s $150,000 top prize.
The 48-year-old scratched the ticket while standing in the store. “I wanted to scream,” Mr. Holt recalls.
Mr. Holt, a resident of Hazlehurst, plans to use his winnings to pay bills.
341 Quick Stop, located at 143 W. Coffee St. in Hazlehurst, 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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