Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -
Vickie Gasque, of Coffee County, won $3 million Saturday playing the instant game "100 Times The Money."
Gasque purchased her lucky ticket Saturday at Baker Express, located at 1436 Baker Highway W., Douglas. She scratched the ticket at the store and described her and her husband's reactions as "unbelief."
Gasque and her husband, Clarence, have six children. The general manager of a manufacturing plant, Gasque doesn't know how she will use her winnings but said she may retire.
100X The Money is a new instant game with prizes up to $3 million. Gasque is the game's first top prize winner. She took the money in a lump sum, minus 31%, which the lottery withholds.
Columbus dietician, 29, Tanisha Smith won $1 million playing the instant game "Maximum Green." Smith bought her ticket at Coastal Food Mart.
Smith claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. Coastal Food Mart, 3600 Second Ave. in Columbus, sold the winning ticket. Smith scratched it in the store.
"I was too excited," she said. "Other people who were in the store were happy for me."
Smith anticipates sharing a portion of her winnings with family, saving and investing the remainder.
Maximum Green is an instant ticket with prizes of up to $5 million. Georgia Lottery players can enter non-winning tickets in the monthly Maximum Green Extra Chance Drawings to win one of 10 monthly prizes of $10,000. Visit www.galottery.com for more information.
Both women have already claimed their prizes, and declined photographs.