Tuesday, November 21, 2006
ATLANTA – A Cleveland, Ga. woman is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win just in time for Thanksgiving. Tammy Hoosline played the instant game Georgia Jackpot and won one of the game's $25,000 top prizes.
"My Thanksgiving just got better and so did Christmas!" Hoosline exclaimed.
BP Food Mart, located at 731 Highway 211 N.W. in Winder, sold the winning ticket.
"I had to look at it three or four times because I couldn't believe it," she said.
Hoosline, 40, works as a housekeeper at a lodge in the North Georgia Mountains. She and her husband, David, have a total of five children and five grandchildren.
Hoosline shared, "I'll probably pay off some bills first and then go Christmas shopping."
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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