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Monticello Woman Wins $30,000 Playing Fantasy 5

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

ATLANTA – A Monticello woman is celebrating a Fantasy 5 top prize win. Elizabeth Roberts matched all five winning numbers in the May 1 Fantasy 5 drawing and won $30,949.

Ms. Roberts, 65, says that she was "very pleased" when she learned of her exciting win. "I called the Georgia Lottery hotline, and then I called the store that sold it to me," she explains.

According to Ms. Roberts, she will save and invest her winnings.

Hide-A-Way Package Store, located at 10 Towee St. in Monticello, sold the lucky ticket.

The winning numbers for the Fantasy 5 drawing on May 1 were: 6-8-11-17-29 and the Bonus Ball was 34.

The Georgia Lottery Corporation is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by giving Fantasy 5 players four extra ways to win during the Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta promotion. From Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5, the Georgia Lottery will draw a Bonus Ball during the regularly scheduled Fantasy 5 drawings, following the five winning numbers. Players matching the Bonus Ball to one of the numbers on their ticket, in addition to one or more of the first five winning numbers, will win one of four fiesta prizes.

As usual, players can still win prizes matching two, three, four or five winning numbers. During Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta, players will have better odds of winning since there will be eight different ways to win a prize. The overall odds of winning are almost 30 percent better – with a chance to win several thousands of dollars on the fiesta match 4 of 5 + Bonus Ball prize.

Overall odds of winning a prize during the Fantasy 5 Bonus Ball Fiesta are 1 in 6.2.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.2 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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