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Newlywed Wins $150,000 Playing Giant Jumbo Bucks

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

ATLANTA – 2006 has been a memorable year for Sylvester Aleong, who married his wife, Chevonne, in February. This year became even more exciting when he bought a Giant Jumbo Bucks instant game ticket and won the game’s $150,000 top prize.

The 32-year-old decided to purchase the ticket when he stopped to buy gas. “I couldn’t believe it,” Mr. Aleong explained. “I had to look at it three or four times.”

Mr. Aleong, a telecommunications field technician, plans to use his winnings to pay off his student loans and other bills.

Rainforest Chevron, located at 2520 Old Norcross Rd. in Lawrenceville, sold the Duluth resident his 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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