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Tifton museum worker wins $276,000 in lottery

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News release from the Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA – A Tifton museum worker has sculpted a Georgia Lottery win. Barbara Hampton, 43, matched all five winning numbers in the June 18 Fantasy 5 drawing and won $276,109.

Hampton waited a few weeks before claiming her prize Tuesday at the Georgia Lottery's Tifton office.

"I was getting my affairs in order," she said. According to Hampton, her husband woke her with the good news two hours after the drawing.

"My husband nudged me at 1 o'clock in the morning and said, ‘Look at this,' " she explained. "I was happy."

Hampton works as a museum interpreter at the Agrirama, an agriculture museum in Tifton. She plans to use her prize to pay off her home.

Winning numbers for the June 18 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 4-17-18-31-38. Hampton purchased her Quik Pik top prize ticket at Westside Food & Fuel, 1101 King Road, Tifton.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning Fantasy 5 jackpot tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000. The retailer incentive bonus increases by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls.

If more than one winning jackpot ticket is sold, the retailers selling the jackpot winning tickets will share the bonus. Westside Food & Fuel will receive a $6,000 retailer incentive bonus.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $11.7 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 Pre-K Program.

More than 1.2 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com