Thursday, May 11, 2006
ATLANTA – A Fort Stewart soldier is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Staff Sgt. Reanita Gray played the instant game Money, Money, Money and won the $300,000 top prize.
El Cheapo, located at 251 General Screven Way in Hinesville, sold the winning ticket.
According to Staff Sgt. Gray, she scratched her ticket in the store and was overjoyed by her big win. "I flipped out!" she exclaims. "I was just so excited. I was jumping for joy."
Less than a week ago, Staff Sgt. Gray began her lucky streak with a $1,000 win on the instant game $300 Million Gold Rush.
Staff Sgt. Gray, 35, and her husband, Robert, have five children. Three of their children have attended lottery-funded prekindergarten.
Staff Sgt. Gray is still deciding how she will spend her winnings. "I don't know yet," she shares. "I'll probably buy a new vehicle, and of course, save for the kids to go to college."
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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