Thursday, June 1, 2006
ATLANTA – Fort Oglethorpe resident Angela Sue Long recently entered a store, and when she walked out, she held a ticket worth a half-million dollars. She played Jumbo Jumbo Bucks, a Georgia Lottery instant game, and won the $500,000 top prize.
Mrs. Long could hardly stand when she found out that she was a winner. "I told the clerk that I just won a half-million dollars and asked him to help me sit down," she explained.
The 50-year-old immediately called her husband, Jeff, who came to the store to see the ticket.
Mrs. Long is the director the Fort Oglethorpe Housing Authority. She has met numerous lottery winners, including the students who she taught when she worked for a lottery-funded prekindergarten program. She plans to use her winnings to remodel her home and help her family.
Sunset Market #0002 sold the top prize winning ticket. The store is located at 2809 Lafayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe.
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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