Sunday, July 24, 2005
ATLANTA- Twenty-year-old Elizabeth Becknell received a pleasant surprise recently when she played Winning Pairs, a Georgia Lottery instant game. She matched two like cards in the same hand and won the game’s $30,000 top prize.
“I sat down on the floor and asked if it was real,” the Social Circle resident recounted. “Then I took off out the door. I went and told everybody.”
Currently, Ms. Becknell attends DeKalb Technical College on a HOPE scholarship. She plans to use her winnings to buy a car and pay bills.
The winning ticket was purchased at BP Food Mart. The store is located at 1265-B N. Cherokee Rd. in Social Circle.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.6 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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