Monday, May 8, 2006
ATLANTA – Chester resident Tilda Cannon has always told her husband that one day she would win big. That day came recently when Mrs. Cannon purchased a Giant Jumbo Bucks instant game ticket. She won the game’s $150,000 top prize.
The 48-year-old was in the car when she scratched her ticket. “I got on the phone and called my husband,” Mrs. Cannon says. “He could barely understand me. I was so excited, my heart was just pounding.”
Mrs. Cannon has been a Georgia Lottery winner for years. All three of her children used the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship to attend college. She is still deciding on what she will do with her current winnings.
Quick Stop No. One, located at 308 W. Main St. in Chester, sold the Mrs. Cannon her winning ticket.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.2 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 Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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