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Grandmother Wins $150,000 Playing Giant Jumbo Buck

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

ATLANTA – Phyllis Wade of Lithonia was meeting a friend to deliver an item and to provide a ride when she purchased a Giant Jumbo Bucks ticket. Her good deed turned into good luck when she won the game’s $150,000 top prize.

Ms. Wade, a grandmother of 10, was in the car with her friend when she scratched the winning ticket. “We just started hugging and screaming. People were looking at us like we were absolutely crazy,” she laughs.

According to Ms. Wade, 50, her winnings will be used to treat her grandchildren to something special. “My grandbabies are going to have some fun!” she exclaims.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Nice Check Cashing, located at 2636 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Atlanta.

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