ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
LaShonda Acree bought a ticket for the instant game 'Caesars,' in March, put it in a bag, and forgot about it. Then she came across it, and it turned out to be a $100,000 winner.
“I was in the process of moving,” Acree explained. “I was going to throw it away, but something told me to go through that bag.”
Harvey's Supermarket #1600, 325 N. Slappey Blvd. in Albany, sold the winning ticket. “I'm going to continue to work and make the best of it,” said Acree, who is a cashier at Harvey's Supermarket.
The 30-year-old Acree claimed her prize June 9 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.
The Georgia Lottery instant ticket Caesars is loaded with cash prizes, including top prizes of up to $2,500,000.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.2 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.