Monday, May 8, 2006
ATLANTA – Acworth resident Michelle Smith has become another lucky Georgia Lottery winner. She played the instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic and won $50,000.
Mrs. Smith, a nurse, scratched her ticket while sitting in the car. She immediately called her mother, who couldn’t believe her daughter’s good luck.
The 35-year-old plans to use her winnings to pay off her student loans.
Grands #0023, located at 21 Golf Crest Dr. in Acworth, 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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