Monday, October 23, 2006
ATLANTA – A Milledgeville man will have 100,000 reasons to celebrate when his birthday rolls around on Wednesday, October 25. Just a few days before his 47th birthday, Clifford Boggs played the Georgia Lottery instant game $100,000 Monopoly and won the $100,000 top prize.
Kang's Stop & Shop, located at 930 N. Columbia St. in Milledgeville, sold the lucky ticket. Boggs scratched his ticket in the store.
"I was shaking like a leaf," he describes. "I didn't believe it."
Boggs works as a truck driver for the city of Milledgeville. He plans to save and invest his Georgia Lottery winnings.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.6 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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