Sunday, April 1, 2007
ATLANTA – Barbara Ratterree, a mother of two from Fayetteville, has won $5,000 from the Georgia Lottery. Ratterree was randomly selected in the Georgia's Millionaire Club weekly drawing held March 30.
Ratterree, 33, was shopping when she heard the exciting news.
"My cousin was watching the drawing and then called my mom. They tracked me down at the store," Ratterree explained. "I was coming out of the store when my stepfather drove up. My mom was hanging out of the window and yelled, 'Barbara, you won $5,000!' "
According to Ratterree, she will use her winnings to pay off her van and other bills.
"I'd also like to take my family to the beach," she shared.
Georgia's Millionaire Club weekly drawings are held in conjunction with the instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club. Each weekly Georgia's Millionaire Club winner will receive $5,000 and become a finalist in the Extra Chance $10 Million Grand Prize Drawing.
Players can mail in a non-winning Georgia's $500 Million Club ticket to enter the Georgia's Millionaire Club drawings. Complete the back of the ticket, add a stamp, and mail the ticket as a postcard. The Georgia Lottery will conduct a weekly drawing from all entries received that week. Weekly drawings will be broadcast as a part of the Cash 3 evening drawings each Friday at 6:59 p.m.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.8 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 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 790,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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