Monday, February 27, 2006
ATLANTA – Nikita Alexander of Ellenwood is enjoying a King Kong-sized Georgia Lottery win. She played King Kong and won the instant game’s $500,000 top prize.
BP Food Mart, located at 5210 Highway 42 in Ellenwood, sold the winning ticket.
According to Ms. Alexander, she scratched her lucky ticket in the store’s parking lot. When she discovered that she won a half-million dollars, she exclaimed, “All those zeros!”
Ms. Alexander says she immediately drove home to tell her four children, who were delighted by the news.
Ms. Alexander, 45, works as the general manager of Harmon Brothers Charter Service. She plans to make home improvements with her winnings. The first thing she plans to buy is a new front door.
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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