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Publix workers win $1 million lottery jackpot

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Publix workers win $1 million lottery jackpot

Two grocery store workers who won $1 million in the Georgia Lottery will take part in a check presentation ceremony this afternoon at the store where they purchased the tickets.

Barbara "Chessi" Scarbary, 19, of Jackson, and Megan Maloy, 24, of McDonough, won in the instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club.

The pair, who work together as customer service associates at a Publix grocery store, scratched the winning ticket Friday while parked outside the McDonough convenience store where they purchased it.

"I was just screaming," Maloy said in a statement released Monday. "There were people walking by staring at us."

Both returned to work and reported their good fortune, and told co-workers they would continue working.

"Everybody's really happy for them," said co-worker Mary Neal, of Locust Grove. "They were both so excited."

The Georgia's $500 Million Club tickets cost $20 each and went on sale Jan. 30. Since, then, they have since netted four $1 million prizes.

In addition to the Maloy and Skarbary win, Tillis Johnson of Eastman in Dodge County, won $1 million on Friday. Tammy Andrews of Rydal, scratched off a $1 million winner Tuesday from a ticket she bought a convenience store in nearby Cartersville, and Lawrenceville's Yaser Daoud reported a million-dollar winning ticket on Tuesday as well.

To win the instant game, players scratch off the entire playing field and match any of the 20 "your numbers" to any of the six "winning numbers" at the top of the card. If a winning match shows a "10X," the player wins 10 times the amount of money shown; if the match shows a "20X," the player wins 20 times the amount.

Maloy, a McDonough resident, is studying information technology at Clayton State University. Scarbary, of Jackson, is studying business at Griffin Technical College.

Georgia's $500 Million Club is the newest instant game, with more than 3.8 million prizes totaling more than $500 million.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Posted: February 7, 2007, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

Wow, It nice to see young people hit the jackpot! It's even nicer to learn that they will continue to work. I hope all the best for them. 2nd place in the anything is only the first loser!!!  I sure hope my ship comes in!

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    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: February 8, 2007, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

    "I was just screaming," Maloy said in a statement released Monday. "There were people walking by staring at us."

     

    Good for them!  Hurray!

    I can picture this scene which is one reason I won't ever check my tickets in public!  LOL

    It might sound strange, but I'm happy to read they purchased the ticket from a store in which they don't work.  When I bought my tickets at Publix the other night, the clerk was telling someone about all the cashiers and customer service people who have won a lot of money.  One woman (this I know to be true) won $10,000 on a scratch ticket.  It's probably totally legit, but if I owned a store I would have a rule that employees must purchase their tickets at another retailer just to avoid the appearance of impropriety

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      Delaware
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      Posted: February 9, 2007, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

      "I was just screaming," Maloy said in a statement released Monday. "There were people walking by staring at us."

       

      Good for them!  Hurray!

      I can picture this scene which is one reason I won't ever check my tickets in public!  LOL

      It might sound strange, but I'm happy to read they purchased the ticket from a store in which they don't work.  When I bought my tickets at Publix the other night, the clerk was telling someone about all the cashiers and customer service people who have won a lot of money.  One woman (this I know to be true) won $10,000 on a scratch ticket.  It's probably totally legit, but if I owned a store I would have a rule that employees must purchase their tickets at another retailer just to avoid the appearance of impropriety

      If I owned store that sold lottery I would not block my employees or even myself from buying tickets there. Essentially it'd be me buying them at a slight discount (store commissions) with an extra prize if I won (store bonus).

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        Posted: February 9, 2007, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

        A big Wtg 2 them!!

                Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!

                             

                     





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          Posted: February 11, 2007, 11:23 am - IP Logged

          ah ah ah aha ha ah ah hh aaa,...They sell scratch-offs in Publix.......

           

           

          "More important than winning the state's lotteries is the movie "Red Planet"..."

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            Posted: February 11, 2007, 11:49 am - IP Logged

            the lottery is sweet you will get cavities

              justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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              Posted: February 12, 2007, 10:53 am - IP Logged

              ah ah ah aha ha ah ah hh aaa,...They sell scratch-offs in Publix.......

               

               

              "More important than winning the state's lotteries is the movie "Red Planet"..."

              I don't get it, Pumpi.  What's the joke?  Publix is supermarket and that's where many people buy their lottery tickets.  Anyway, these girls chose to purchase their tickets at a convenience store. They didn't buy them at Publix where they work.