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Restaurant Owner Cooks Up a $1 Million Lottery Win

Thursday, March 2, 2006

ATLANTA – Winning is on the menu for a barbecue restaurant owner. Rusha Miller played the Georgia Lottery instant game $300 Million Gold Rush and won $1 million.

Quick Stop #0001, located at 812 E. Screven St. in Quitman, sold the lucky ticket.

Mrs. Miller, a resident of Morven, says that she and her husband were still inside the store when they scratched the winning ticket. They were in such shock that they asked the store clerk to confirm the good news.

“We just hugged and got a little teary-eyed,” she shares. “We just couldn’t believe it.”

According to Mrs. Miller, 46, the family will pay bills and help their three children.

$300 Million Gold Rush is a $10 game with 30 millionaires and the highest instant game top prize in Georgia history. The game offers over $304 million in total cash prizes including 10 top prizes of $2.5 MILLION, 20 $1 MILLION prizes, more than 19,600 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000, and over 498,000 prizes from $100 to $500. Tickets went on sale statewide on Jan. 31.

Adding to the excitement of $300 Million Gold Rush is the statewide promotion Rush to Win. Players can enter a second chance drawing with any non-winning $300 Million Gold Rush ticket for a chance to win $1 MILLION.

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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