Monday, May 8, 2006
ATLANTA – Truck driver Johnny Campbell hauled away a lottery win when he decided to purchase a Georgia Lottery instant game ticket. Mr. Campbell played $100,000 Club and won the game’s $100,000 top prize.
The Moultrie resident was so surprised that he asked a co-worker to look at the ticket. “I said, ‘Check this thing out for me, make sure it’s right,’ ” Mr. Campbell explained.
Mr. Campbell’s wife, Judy, attended Moultrie Technical College with the help of a HOPE grant. The 57-year-old plans to use part of his winnings to pay bills and then save the remainder.
The winning ticket was purchased at Inland #0596, located at 1000 First Ave. SE in Moultrie.
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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