Tifton museum worker wins $276,000 in lottery - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Tifton museum worker wins $276,000 in lottery

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

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
  • Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:33:25 GMT
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly