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Midway Woman Wins $500,000 Playing King Kong

Thursday, January 12, 2006

ATLANTA – A Midway woman is enjoying a King Kong-sized half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize. Shirley Osborne played King Kong and won the instant game’s $500,000 top prize.

Mrs. Osborne, a retail manager, scratched her lucky ticket at home. “I jumped up and down and twirled around in circles!” she exclaims.

Sunbury Country Store, located at 3584 Islands Hwy. in Midway, sold the winning ticket.

Mrs. Osborne, 46, and her husband, Barry, plan to invest, pay bills and help their family. According to Mrs. Osborne, she has already picked out a brand-new car for her daughter, Jennifer, who celebrated a birthday on Jan. 11.

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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