Wednesday, September 6, 2006
ATLANTA – An Albany woman has struck gold! Katrell White played the Georgia Lottery instant game $300 Million Gold Rush and won the $2.5 million top prize.
Mini Mart, located at 2422 Stuart Ave. in Albany, sold the winning ticket.
Mrs. White scratched the ticket and showed it to her father, who announced that she is a new millionaire. She immediately shared the news with her husband, Buffery White.
"I just started jumping up and down and screaming," Mr. White says.
Mrs. White has been on a lucky streak, also winning $1,000 and $1,600 on the instant game $150,000,000 Slots of Luck.
"I just felt lucky," explains Mrs. White, 32.
According to Mrs. White, she will invest her winnings.
$300 Million Gold Rush is a $10 game with 30 millionaires and the highest instant game top prize in Georgia history. The game offers over $304 million in total cash prizes including 10 top prizes of $2.5 MILLION, 20 $1 MILLION prizes, more than 19,600 prizes from $1,000 to $50,000, and over 498,000 prizes from $100 to $500.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.4 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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