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Housekeeper Cleans Up with $500,000 Lottery Win

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ATLANTA – A hotel housekeeper from Americus is celebrating a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery win. Priscilla Battle played Jumbo Jumbo Bucks and won the instant game's $500,000 top prize.

Discount Tobacco #0003, located at 704 N. Lee St. in Americus, sold the lucky ticket.

Hall, 42, says her daughter scratched the ticket in the store. "She showed me the ticket, and I couldn't believe it."

Hall plans to share some of her winnings with her family and will save the remainder.

According to Hall, her family has already benefited from the Georgia Lottery. Her daughter and brother attended South Georgia Technical College in Americus on HOPE, and her granddaughter is currently enrolled in lottery-funded Pre-K.

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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