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Retiree Drives Off with 2006 Corvette Convertible

Monday, June 5, 2006

ATLANTA – Retiree JoAnn Munson has wanted a Corvette ever since she graduated from college 30 years ago. Her dream finally came true when her parents gave her a Corvette Cash instant game ticket for Mother's Day. Mrs. Munson won a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.

The 58-year-old was at home when she found out that she was a winner. "My heart was just racing," Mrs. Munson described. "I jumped up for joy."

Mrs. Munson is a resident of Graniteville, S.C. She is spending her retirement sewing, swimming and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity International.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K Stores #3167, located at 190 Baston Road in Martinez.

Corvette Cash is a $3 game with prizes up to $75,000 and the chance to instantly win one of 10 Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles. The Georgia Lottery will pay required minimum federal and state tax withholding, sales tax, tag and title fees for each vehicle prize winner.

Adding to the excitement of Corvette Cash is the statewide promotion KENO! Corvette Cruisin'. Players can enter a second chance drawing through June 15, 2006, for an opportunity to win one of three prizes including a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette leased on behalf of the winner for one year.

Players can enter the KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Second Chance Drawing with a non-winning Corvette Cash instant ticket or a minimum $3 non-winning KENO! ticket (must be a minimum $3 purchase on a single ticket) at participating Georgia Lottery KENO! locations. Winners will be randomly selected from all the second chance entries received.

The Grand Prize Package includes: a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette leased on behalf of the winner for one year; $2,000 as a contribution towards any necessary insurance required of the winner; and the minimum required federal and state withholding taxes. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize Package is $30,725.

The Second Prize winner will receive a Corvette Cash Merchandise Prize Pack including: a Corvette logo leather jacket, leather duffle bag, leather and brass logo key chain, Corvette logo cap, Corvette logo coverlet, and Corvette polo style shirt. Approximate retail value of Second Prize is $575.

The Third Prize winner will receive a combination of 100 Corvette Cash instant tickets and 50 KENO! Free Play coupons. Approximate retail value of Third Prize is $350.

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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