Wednesday, June 21, 2006
ATLANTA – Rhonda Robinson, a resident of Rockmart, thought that it was her lucky day when she won $5 playing Jumbo Bucks Classic, a Georgia Lottery instant game. Her day became even luckier when she decided to use her winnings to purchase a Big Bucks ticket. The ticket turned out to be worth $100,000.
Mrs. Robinson found out that she’d won the game’s top prize while she was on her way to work, and she immediately picked up the phone. “I called my husband and told him that I was having a heart attack,” the 40-year-old describes.
Mrs. Robinson works in a local carpet factory. She plans to use her winnings to pay off her mortgage and car.
Village Market, located at 648 Goodyear Ave. in Rockmart, sold the 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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