Looking for winning numbers? Click here.
 

Savannah candy maker wins delicious $50,000 lottery prize

Thursday, April 19, 2007

ATLANTA – A 30-year-old Savannah woman is celebrating a lottery win. Melissa Wiley won $50,000 playing Georgia's $500 Million Club, a Georgia Lottery instant game.

Wiley, who makes candy for a local candy store, said she was feeling lucky when she purchased the ticket. She bought the winning ticket at Enmark #0255, 4318 Ogeechee Road in Savannah.

"I think my eyes got five times bigger when I saw how much I'd won," she said. "I told my mother, Patsy, and she started screaming."

Wiley lives in Savannah with her 3-year-old daughter. She said she plans to use the money to buy a car and will save the rest for her daughter, who will enter the lottery-funded prekindergarten program in the fall.

"I’m excited about her going to Pre-K," she said. "It will be very beneficial for her."

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $9 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.

 

For more information, please visit the Media Center on the GLC Web site at:
www.galottery.com

Play Responsibly – It's All About Fun!

CONTACT:
Georgia Lottery Corporation
Media Relations Department
Voice: 404-215-5062
Fax: 404-215-8983

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

P 404.215.5062
F 404.215.8983
media [at] galottery [dot] org

Georgia Lottery on Facebook
NEWS FEED |
Rolling jackpot propels Mega Millions to $125M Friday Read More... $65K windfall to brighten holidays for Lindale great-grandma Read More... Winning ticket worth $255K sold in Duluth Read More... Atlantan celebrates $250K windfall; 2nd win since ‘12 Read More... Good times: Holiday memories to linger with $1M prize; 3rd win Read More...