Wednesday, February 15, 2006
ATLANTA – Last month courier Sharlene Brown won $1,000 playing Jumbo Jumbo Bucks, a Georgia Lottery instant game. Now she is celebrating an even bigger win. She played Wild 10’s and won $145,000.
The Gainesville resident was sitting in her car when she scratched the ticket. She was so excited about her good luck that she got out of her car and started jumping up and down. “I was kind of stunned,” Ms. Brown says. “I didn’t believe it.”
The 52-year-old is still deciding what she will do with her winnings.
Ms. Brown purchased her winning ticket at Gainesville BP. The store is located at 1724 Park Hill Dr. NE in Gainesville.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $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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