ATLANTA – Dina Wooten of Adel is enjoying a tremendous win from the Georgia Lottery. Wooten, 42, won a $150,000 top prize playing the new instant game Fantasy Blackjack. The lucky winner claimed her prize Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery's District Office in Tifton.
Wooten said she traveled to the store at her sister's request where she purchased the ticket. Ram Quick Change, 415 S. Hutchinson Ave. in Adel, sold it.
"I went home and scratched it," Wooten said. "I almost went through the roof screaming and hollering."
Excited over her windfall, Wooten called her sister to share the good news. "I feel so wonderful," she exclaimed.
Wooten anticipates purchasing a new car and paying off bills with her prize. Fantasy Blackjack is a Georgia Lottery instant game loaded with cash prizes of up to $150,000.
Players can enter non-winning tickets for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and to play blackjack online. Visit www.galottery.com for more information.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.