Thursday, November 3, 2005
ATLANTA – McIntyre resident Stephanie Thornton enjoys playing new Georgia Lottery instant games. Recently, she bought a $75,000 Cash Bonanza ticket and won the game’s $75,000 top prize.
Mrs. Thornton was standing in the store where the ticket was purchased when she found out that she was a winner. “I showed it to people in the store to make sure,” the 32-year-old explained.
Mrs. Thornton plans to buy a new car and enjoy the remainder of her winnings with her husband, John, and their son.
J & P Food Store, located at 2610 Irwinton Rd. in Milledgeville, sold the winning ticket.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $7.8 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.
For more information, please visit the Media Center on the GLC Web site at:
Play Responsibly – It’s All About Fun!
Georgia Lottery Corporation
Media Relations Department
Media Relations Manager
media [at] galottery [dot] org