Sunday, November 26, 2006
ATLANTA – A Nahunta carpenter has hammered out a quarter-million dollar Georgia Lottery win. Keith Herrin played the instant game $35 Million Madness and won one of the game's $250,000 top prizes.
Flash Foods #0004, located on Highway 301 N. in Nahunta, sold the winning ticket. Herrin scratched the ticket in the store's parking lot.
"I was pretty flustered. It didn't seem real," he explained.
Herrin said he immediately shared the news with his fiancÃ©e, Jackie. "There was a little bit of jumping, and hollering, and crying, and all that good stuff!"
According to Herrin, 36, he plans to use his winnings to pay off his home. "Other than that, I don't know yet."
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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