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Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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from the Georgia Lottery Corp.
ATLANTA – A store clerk's mistake led to a Lithonia woman's $25 million lottery win. Kathy Scruggs, 44, matched all of the winning numbers in the Sept. 14 Powerball drawing after trying to purchase a Mega Millions ticket.
Scruggs claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters.
"I asked for a Mega Millions ticket, and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket," she explained. "I just took it anyway. So I bought Powerball and Mega Millions."
Scruggs discovered her good fortune the night after the drawing and woke up the entire house. "We were screaming and hollering, and everybody came running," she said. "I could not believe it."
After working a seasonal job during prom time, Scruggs had been trying to find employment. "I've been looking and looking and looking," she said. Now she plans to buy a car, travel, and help her family and others. "I'm going to build my mom and grandmother a home," she said. "That's my first focus."
She also wants to start foundations to help the homeless and to provide dental assistance to those in need. "I'm happy and grateful," she said. "I really am."
Winning numbers from the Sept. 14 drawing were: 16-41-42-50-59 and the Powerball was 5. The Quik Pik jackpot ticket was purchased at Shell Food Mart, 4144 Memorial Drive, Decatur. Scruggs selected the cash option and will receive $15,124,017 before taxes.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia. Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.7 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 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program. For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit: www.galottery.com and ww.powerball.com