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Duluth grandmother turns fourth lottery win; $400K prize

Friday, February 25, 2011

ATLANTA – Call her Lady Luck. Judy Slone of Duluth is a four-time Georgia Lottery winner. Slone, 62, has won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game 20X The Money, her most recent win.

In 2004 the grandmother of three won $27,777 playing an instant game and bought new furniture with her windfall.

Her second win came the following year when she won $1 million playing an instant game. As a result, Slone had Lasik surgery and purchased a new car.

She played an instant game in 2009, winning $100,000. With that prize, she vacationed in Puerto Rico.

“I just get a premonition,” Slone said of her slew of lottery wins. “When I saw that I’d won $400,000, I said to myself, ‘I’ve got to read it again.’”

Duluth Texaco, 3554 Buford Highway in Duluth, sold the 20X The Money instant ticket.

Slone is an electrical worker and said she doesn’t plan to retire as a result of her multiple windfalls. Instead, she will save her latest win for her retirement, which is years away.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.3 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 Pre-K Program. More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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