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Great-grandmother Wins $66,000 Playing Fantasy 5

Thursday, January 12, 2006

ATLANTA – A Savannah great-grandmother is celebrating a Fantasy 5 win. Jeanette Grier won $66,067 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing.

“It was just my lucky day,” says Mrs. Grier, 74.

The winning numbers for the Jan. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 5-11-15-27-29. Mrs. Grier randomly selected her lucky combination.

Circle K #1862, located at 2 Quacco Rd. in Savannah, sold the winning ticket. The second top prize ticket for the Jan. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing was purchased in Dillard.

According to Mrs. Grier, she was shocked when she called the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s Player Information Hotline and learned that she was a lucky top prize winner.

“I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was dreaming,” she recalls. “My husband and I called back again. He started yelling, ‘It’s right! It’s right! It’s right!’ ”

Mrs. Grier is a retired hotel industry banquet manager. She and her husband, James, have one daughter, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Grier says that she will pay bills with her winnings.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. If more than one winning top prize ticket is sold, the retailers selling the top prize winning tickets will share the bonus. Circle K will receive a retailer incentive bonus of $4,000.

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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