Looking for winning numbers? Click here.

Augusta grandmother sacks $3 million win

Thursday, June 23, 2011

ATLANTA – With $3 million, Joyce Hendrix can be a beachgoer and have fun in the sun with a Georgia Lottery win. That’s the Augusta grandmother’s intention since winning a mammoth prize playing the new Super Millions instant game.

“I’m an old country girl, so I won’t go on an extravagant spending spree,” said Hendrix, 55. “Maybe I’ll spend a week at the beach.”

Smart Grocery, 3221 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta, sold the lucky ticket.

“I had played a few times since it came out and was popping two $50s and one $100,” she said. “When I scratched $3 million, I almost passed out in the doorway.”

Hendrix is a mother of two adult daughters and is a grandmother to four.

Super Millions is a new Georgia Lottery instant game loaded with cash prizes and top prizes of up to $1 million, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million and $5 million. Players can enter non-winning tickets for a chance to win $1 million.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.5 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.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

Play Responsibly – It’s All About Fun!

Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

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

Georgia Lottery on Facebook
Hephzibah man wins stunning 2015 Cadillac CTS Read More... LaFayette caregiver picks up 2015 Kia Optima EX Read More... Marietta man to embark on multistate journey with 2015 Kia Read More... Grocery store bagger picks up hefty $3M lottery prize Read More... $100K windfall an extra boost for Oglethorpe dietary aide Read More...