Sunday, May 7, 2006
ATLANTA – A human resources manager from Lithia Springs has worked up a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery win. Stephanie McKenzie played the instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks and won the game's $500,000 top prize.
According to Mrs. McKenzie, she was in the car with her husband when she scratched the lucky ticket. "My mouth was wide open. I couldn't believe it!" she exclaims. "We screamed in the car."
Mrs. McKenzie, 32, works at Emory Healthcare. She shares that she was already purchasing a new home when she won and will use a portion of her winnings for a larger down payment. Mrs. McKenzie also plans to purchase a new car and pay bills.
Snellville Food & Fuel Center, located at 3752 Highway 78 W. in Snellville, sold the winning ticket.
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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