Wednesday, December 6, 2006
ATLANTA – Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but winning a brand-new car is so delightful! Steven Redd played the Georgia Lottery instant game Corvette Cash and won a Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.
"It's like Christmas came early," said Redd, a 35-year-old resident of Smyrna. "I still can't believe it."
Georgia Lottery officials awarded the car on Thursday in front of the Christmas tree at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Although it was one of the coldest and windiest days of the year, Redd said that he still plans to enjoy his convertible.
"Unless it's raining, the top is going to be down!" he exclaimed.
Redd purchased his lucky ticket at CITGO Food Mart, located at 690 Cherokee St. in Marietta. He scratched the ticket while pumping gas and was shocked to see that he won a new car.
"I was born at the hospital across the street from the gas station," he said laughing. "And I thought I was about to die right there in front of it."
According to Redd, a server at a local LongHorn Steakhouse, the Corvette Convertible is his dream vehicle. "It's the ultimate sports car."
The Georgia Lottery will pay required minimum federal and state tax withholding, sales tax, tag and title fees for each Corvette Cash vehicle prize winner.
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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