Sunday, December 11, 2005
ATLANTA –Sandra Segar did not know what the future held for her when she decided to try playing Fortune Teller. It turned out that it held $40,000, the instant game’s top prize.
Mrs. Segar was standing in the store where she purchased the ticket when she found out that she was a winner. “I’m not a screamer, so I just had to get up and go outside,” the 37-year-old explained.
Mrs. Segar, a resident of Georgetown, Tenn., does not plan to make any changes. She will use her winnings to pay bills and buy Christmas presents for her three children.
The winning ticket was purchased at St. Clair Stateline Grocery, located at 5414 Cleveland Hwy. in Cohutta.
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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