Monday, January 14, 2013
ATLANTA – A winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth a quarter of a million dollars was sold in Liberty County. South Newport Chevron, located at 36 Montague St. in Riceboro, sold a $250,000 top prize ticket from the instant game Giant Jingle Bucks.
The winner, Wilbur Hammond of Bridgeport, W. Va., claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.8 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 Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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