Monday, June 26, 2006
ATLANTA – Security guard Stacy Kellum had more than the usual to report during her shift recently. She played $50,000 Pay Day, a Georgia Lottery instant game, and won the $50,000 top prize.
The Calhoun resident immediately called her husband, who thought that it was a joke. “He came to my job so that he could see the ticket himself,” Mrs. Kellum explained.
Mrs. Kellum attended Coosa Valley Technical College using a HOPE grant. She plans to use her winnings to buy a new car.
Golden Gallon #3518, located at Highway 225 and Highway 41 in Calhoun, sold the 33-year-old her 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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