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Griffin Grandmother Wins Corvette Convertible as KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Grand Prize Winner

Monday, August 21, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation recently conducted its KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Second Chance Drawing. Pauline Harrison, a 70-year-old Griffin grandmother, will be cruising in a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette Convertible as the grand prize winner.

"I'm going to get in that car, roll back that top, drive down the highway, and think I'm a 16-year-old," Harrison says laughing.

KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Second Chance Drawing winners were randomly selected. Harrison is driving off with the Grand Prize Package which includes: a Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 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. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize Package is $30,725.

Harrison says she was thrilled when she learned of her grand prize win. "I couldn't believe it. I was just floored. I jumped up and ran to tell my husband."

Harrison and her husband, Wayne, just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last week. They have three children and four grandchildren. Harrison retired from Griffin Technical College as a nursing instructor.

According to Harrison, she and her husband plan to take a few road trips in their new Corvette Convertible. Their first stop will be Philadelphia, Miss.

Harrison purchased her KENO! entry ticket at Junior's Supermarket, located at 918 Everee Inn Rd. in Griffin.

Mary Hall of Thomasville won the KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Second Prize Package, which includes: a Corvette logo leather jacket, leather duffle bag, leather and brass logo keychain, Corvette logo cap, Corvette logo coverlet, and Corvette polo-style shirt. The approximate retail value of the Second Prize Package is $575.

Betty Meadows of Chattanooga, Tenn. won the KENO! Corvette Cruisin' Third Prize Package, which includes: a combination of 100 Corvette Cash instant tickets and 50 KENO! Free Play coupons. The approximate retail value of the Third Prize Package is $350.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.4 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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