Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
April 24, 2008
Thomasville-- It's not often you see someone holding a million dollar check made out in their name. It's even rarer to see 3 at the same time. "It really is unusual to have that many in one location that quick, and it really goes back to the velocity at which tickets were selling," explains Steve Massey, District Manager for the Georgia Lottery.
Kay Lowry from Norman Park bought her winning ticket last Friday in Moultrie and nearly ran off the road from shock. She says, "When I first scratched the ticket it was a little blurry because I didn't have my glasses on. I could tell it was a long word under the prize symbol. I thought I had won a free ticket. When I slipped my glasses on and saw it said $1,000,000l I had to pull over." Alvesta Hopkins, a Bainbridge woman raising 2 grandchildren couldn't believe her win either. "I went back into the store and asked the lady, and she told me she was afraid I was right," says Hopkins.
Lee County Principal Mary Tedder's husband Terry, also an educator, gave her their ticket as a gift. They support the lottery because of its educational programs, and now its paid them back.
More than 1 million students have received HOPE scholarships and almost 900,000 4-year-olds have attended pre-K programs thanks to the Georgia Lottery. "We've given over $9.9 billion so far to education in Georgia," says Massey.
All the winners already have big plans for their money. "I'm going to buy a new lawn mower and a car and share some of the money," says Lowry. As for Hopkins plans: "First thing I'm going to do is to buy me a home."
"We want people to be rewarded, and the more they win the more they play," says Massey. And that makes everyone happy.