Thursday, December 8, 2005
ATLANTA – Abbeville resident Glenn Knight received some holiday cheer in a new way this year. Recently he decided to purchase a Season’s Greetings ticket, one of the Georgia Lottery’s holiday instant games. Mr. Knight won the game’s $50,000 top prize.
The 58-year-old was at home when his wife scratched the winning ticket. “I’m still in shock,” Mr. Knight says. “It’s just a wonderful thing.”
The couple, both corrections officers, plan to use the winnings to pay bills and help their son Travis, who is a HOPE scholar attending Middle Georgia College. “The winnings will be put to good use,” Mr. Knight adds.
Mr. Knight purchased his winning ticket at Shorty’s Quik Stop #0014, located on Hwy. 129 in Abbeville.
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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