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Fitzgerald woman wins $20,000; Mega Millions grows

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Jan Hidi, third from left, with her husband, Frank, with Debbie Alford and John Crow of the GA Lottery Jan Hidi, third from left, with her husband, Frank, with Debbie Alford and John Crow of the GA Lottery
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Jan Hidi,60, won $20,000 in the Georgia Lottery's $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion.

She won her prize recently in Atlanta. As a monthly cash prize winner in the Georgia Lottery's $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion, Hidi won a chance to select one envelope from 20, with prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.  

She chose envelope No. 11 and won a $20,000 prize.   She described her win as unbelievable.

"I kept getting up during the night and checking my computer to make sure my name was still there," she said.  

Hidi has two daughters, two stepdaughters and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Frank, also have adopted five dogs.  

She anticipates using part of her winnings to take a cruise.  

With Georgia Lottery's $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion, players can enter non-winning $1 and $2 instant game tickets to win exciting prizes during the lottery's 20th anniversary year.

And Mega Millions is very large right now. "Yes, very large, it will start with them coming in and out this afternoon, but Tuesday, first thing in the morning they will be coming in," said Marion Bishop Woodall's Manager.

In December, Mega Millions skyrocketed to its second biggest jackpot ever, $ 648 million, and a metro Atlanta woman was one of two winners.

     The drawing is tomorrow night at 11.

 

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