Tuesday, February 1, 2005
ATLANTA – Shanora Davis, 26, was tagging along when her cousin’s fiancÃ©e crossed the Georgia border to do some grocery shopping. While in the Peach State, Ms. Davis played the Georgia Lottery instant game Fire & Ice and won the game’s $30,000 top prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hud’s #3, located at 2499 U.S. Hwy. 319 S. in Thomasville.
“We started screaming,” says Ms. Davis. “Then we stopped at two stores to confirm it. I just wanted to make sure.”
According to Ms. Davis, a mother of three, she plans to build a home with her winnings. Ms. Davis resides in Tallahassee, Fla.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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