$300K win brings Atlanta foster mom sunshine
For 21 years an Atlanta foster mother has cared for children she's considered her own. On the eve of her 72nd birthday, the Georgia Lottery will be taking care of her.
Bonnie Gunter, who celebrates her birthday June 25, has won a $300,000 top prize playing the instant game Lotta Bucks.
Gunter's husband, Rene Jimenez, purchased the ticket and gave it to her.
I started crying, she said. I just feel overwhelmed, and I'm very grateful.
Gunter has three foster children, four adopted chi ...
Jun 27, 2011, 1:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery sets Cash 4 bonus drawing date
By Todd Northrop
Georgia Lottery players will have two chances to win with a bonus Cash 4 drawing scheduled for Friday, June 10. The bonus drawing will be held immediately following the regularly scheduled midday drawing at 12:29 p.m.
All tickets purchased for the June 10 Cash 4 midday drawing will be eligible for both the regularly scheduled drawing and the bonus drawing.
The bonus drawing will not be televised, due to time constraints. However, players will be able to view a video rep ...
Jun 7, 2011, 4:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery to conduct bonus Cash 4 drawing
Date to be announced; makes up for machine error today
By Todd Northrop
Georgia lottery officials announced that a bonus drawing of the Cash 4 game would be forthcoming, due to a mechanical error in Friday's midday draw.
During a review of the Friday, June 3, Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine. To make up for the error, the Georgia Lottery will conduct a bonus Cash 4 drawing on a date to be announced, giv ...
Jun 3, 2011, 5:35 pm - Lottery News forum
GREAT DAD: Gives $400K lottery ticket to daughter
A Savannah, Georgia, dad can expect more than a tie for Father's Day after giving his daughter a winning lottery ticket worth $400,000.
Aisha Prater, 32, was shocked when her father handed her the winning ticket Friday.
He gave me a call and said to come home as soon as possible, said Prater, also a Savannah resident. It was a surprise.
The top prize in the 20X The Money scratch-off game was purchased at Country Convenience #1, 12403 White Bluff Road, Savannah.
According to Prater, ...
Apr 29, 2011, 4:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Army veteran returning to Afghanistan wins $250,000
An Army veteran from Fayetteville, Georgia, won a quarter million dollars in the Georgia Lottery days before his return to Afghanistan.
Gregg Curry, a father of three and a master sergeant with the Third U.S. Army Forces Central Command, bought a winning Cool Cash ticket while stopping to buy a bottle of water with his wife, Mary, lottery officials said Friday.
Curry, 47, returns to Afghanistan today. He was home for two weeks from Bagram Airfield, where he's been stationed for seven month ...
Apr 18, 2011, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum
College student treated to 'royal' Georgia Lottery prize
Includes video report
A college student who purchased a winning ticket in Savannah is mapping out her future after claiming a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize.
Krystal Huerta-Galindo, 26, played the Georgia Lottery instant game Royal Riches and won a $500,000 top prize.
Huerta-Galindo drove from Moncks Corner, S.C., where she resides, to visit her mother, a truck driver. She purchased the ticket at Pilot Travel Center #0072, 1504 Dean Forest Road in Savannah.
She scratched t ...
Jan 24, 2011, 5:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery error prompts payout on two sets of winning numbers
By Todd Northrop
An incorrect number reported by the Virginia Lottery for Wednesday night's Win For Life drawing has prompted the participating states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia to payout on two sets of winning numbers.
Win For Life is a multi-state lottery game played in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 42, and can win one of eight different prizes, ranging from $2 to the Grand prize of $1,000 a week for life.
The third number drawn for the ...
Jan 6, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
States look for winning formulas to spur lottery sales
Buy a scratch lottery ticket in Georgia, and you can win music downloads or a seat at an Atlanta Falcons game. In New York, one of the top sellers is an all-black ticket as sleek as an Armani suit. And in Texas, where they brag that everything is bigger, a single ticket goes for $50.
With state budgets in crisis and lottery-financed programs like prekindergarten being considered for cuts, the pressure is on to make lottery tickets more attractive to casual scratchers and people who may have n ...
Dec 23, 2010, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia man's second big lottery win is for $1M
A Metter, Georgia, man was grabbing his morning cup of joe when he was jolted by more than the java. Andrew Jones, 63, won a $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Maximum Green.
This is the second big win for Jones, who won $500,000 playing the instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks in March 2008.
Jones purchased both of his lucky top prize tickets at Jet Food Store #0035, 309 W. Broad St., Metter.
With all the excitement, the grandfather of four says he is remaining calm. J ...
Oct 27, 2010, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
$116M Georgia Powerball winner claims prize
A 46-year-old advertising executive from Mableton, Georgia, has stepped forward with the $116 million Powerball ticket.
Gerald L. Render chose the cash option so he'll only be getting $63 million before taxes.
Render claimed the prize Friday afternoon, two weeks after buying the winning Quik Pik jackpot ticket at Heby's Shell, on Floyd Road in Mableton.
The advertising executive had been showing up for work as usual at the Marietta-based Upscale Magazine. It's a publication of Bronner B ...
Oct 9, 2010, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum