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Albany Man's Dream Comes True with $300,000 Lottery Win

Thursday, November 2, 2006

ATLANTA – After dreaming about winning money, an Albany man has won Money, Money, Money. Shelly Randle Jr. played the Georgia Lottery instant game Money, Money, Money and won one of the game's $300,000 top prizes.

"For the last month, I've been having dreams that I was going to win some money," says Randle, who works as a spray booth operator for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

"I've been telling all of my co-workers about the dreams, so when they heard about my lottery win, they all came up to me and hugged me."

Randle purchased his lucky ticket at Mike's Tire Center, located at 1706 S. Jefferson St. in Albany. He scratched the ticket at home and couldn't believe he won $300,000.

"I had to look at the ticket for 30 minutes," he says. "Then I started hollering and screaming throughout the house. I ran all over the house!"

Randle and his wife, Sharon, have two daughters. According to Randle, he'll use his winnings to pay bills and help his family.

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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