Tuesday, August 16, 2005
ATLANTA – Terresa Chapman’s vacation turned out to be even more fun and exciting than she imagined. While on a weekend getaway, the Brunswick resident purchased a Jumbo Bucks Classic ticket and won the Georgia Lottery instant game’s $50,000 top prize.
Ms. Chapman took her three children to Valdosta for the weekend to visit the theme park Wild Adventures. While in Valdosta, Ms. Chapman purchased her winning ticket and had a wild adventure of her own.
Buzz’s Auto Truck Plaza, located at 2102 W. Hill Ave. in Valdosta, sold the lucky ticket.
According to Ms. Chapman, she saw other customers in the store purchasing Georgia Lottery tickets, and she decided to buy one. She scratched her ticket when she returned to her hotel room.
“I fell out for a minute,” Ms. Chapman says laughing. “I couldn’t talk. I was just hollering. I was so excited.”
Ms. Chapman, 39, works as a Kentucky Fried Chicken manager. She says that she’s still deciding how to spend her winnings.
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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