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Odum Woman Wins $150,000

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

ATLANTA – An Odum resident is celebrating a giant Georgia Lottery win. Gail Covington played the instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks and won the game’s $150,000 top prize.

Flash Foods #0193, located at 111 Sunset Blvd. in Jesup, sold the winning ticket.

According to Covington, her husband, Ralph, gave her the lucky ticket. "He actually bought the tickets, but he shared them with me and I got the winner!"

Covington, 57, works as a technical information administrator. She says that the lottery winnings will help with their retirement.

"I'm getting ready to retire at the end of the year, and my husband is nearing retirement," Covington shares. "This is going to be another feather in the retirement cap."

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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