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Georgia woman wins $5 million lottery jackpot

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Georgia woman wins $5 million lottery jackpot

A Cleveland, Georgia, woman who works on a chicken farm is celebrating an "eggs-cellent" $5 million dollar lottery win.

Peggy Abernathy, 42, who lives at Turners Corner in Lumpkin County but has a Cleveland address, picked up her prize Friday. The mother of two says she bought the ticket on a whim at Chattahoochee Grocery east of Cleveland. When she scratched off the ticket and discovered she had won, she called her sister, who owns the chicken farm where Abernathy is employed.

Store owner Joe Desai said the ticket was the last on the roll and at first Abernathy didn't want it because she didn't think it was lucky. The ticket was part of the Georgia Lottery's 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza game.

According to Abernathy, her second grandchild was born on the same day she won the big prize. Abernathy said she and her husband Jimmy plan to buy a new house and a car with the winnings.

After picking up her check, Abernathy went back to work at the chicken farm. "I got to go back and pick up more eggs," she said. "Those hens don't stop laying."

Peggy Abernathy, 42, of Turners Corner in Lumpkin County, is the winner of a $5 million Georgia Lottery jackpot.
Peggy Abernathy, 42, of Turners Corner in Lumpkin County, is the winner of a $5 million Georgia Lottery jackpot.

Store owner Joe Desai said the ticket was the last on the roll and at first Abernathy didn’t want it because she didn’t think it was lucky.
Store owner Joe Desai said the ticket was the last on the roll and at first Abernathy didn’t want it because she didn’t think it was lucky.

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DC81's avatar - batman39
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Posted: September 6, 2008, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to her, hopefully she'll have better luck than that one woman from Georgia did after winning five million a few years ago.

You can't predict random.

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    Posted: September 6, 2008, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

    A Cleveland, Georgia, woman who works on a chicken farm is celebrating an "eggs-cellent" $5 million dollar lottery win.

    Peggy Abernathy, 42, who lives at Turners Corner in Lumpkin County but has a Cleveland address, picked up her prize Friday. The mother of two says she bought the ticket on a whim at Chattahoochee Grocery east of Cleveland. When she scratched off the ticket and discovered she had won, she called her sister, who owns the chicken farm where Abernathy is employed.

    Store owner Joe Desai said the ticket was the last on the roll and at first Abernathy didn't want it because she didn't think it was lucky. The ticket was part of the Georgia Lottery's 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza game.

    According to Abernathy, her second grandchild was born on the same day she won the big prize. Abernathy said she and her husband Jimmy plan to buy a new house and a car with the winnings.

    After picking up her check, Abernathy went back to work at the chicken farm. "I got to go back and pick up more eggs," she said. "Those hens don't stop laying."

    Peggy Abernathy, 42, of Turners Corner in Lumpkin County, is the winner of a $5 million Georgia Lottery jackpot.
    Peggy Abernathy, 42, of Turners Corner in Lumpkin County, is the winner of a $5 million Georgia Lottery jackpot.

    Store owner Joe Desai said the ticket was the last on the roll and at first Abernathy didn’t want it because she didn’t think it was lucky.
    Store owner Joe Desai said the ticket was the last on the roll and at first Abernathy didn’t want it because she didn’t think it was lucky.

    WTG..WTG!!

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      Posted: September 6, 2008, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

      WOW great win!!!  Out of towner too!!!!

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        Posted: September 6, 2008, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

        wow.....what a great win. congrats to her. wooowhooooo.

        Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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          Posted: September 6, 2008, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

          wow.....what a great win. congrats to her. wooowhooooo.

          Congragulations, however I am ready to assist her should she positively needs a bigger win,  I have predictions of great accuracy in keno numbers and lottery numbers, over the last 16 years.

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            Posted: September 6, 2008, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

            i live in cleveland georgia :)

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              Posted: September 6, 2008, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

              Congragulations, however I am ready to assist her should she positively needs a bigger win,  I have predictions of great accuracy in keno numbers and lottery numbers, over the last 16 years.

              hi steve how bout u give me some good predictions for georgias next mega millions

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                Posted: September 6, 2008, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                YEA  if she finds any  more unlucky scratchers lemme know ill buy em

                2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                  Posted: September 10, 2008, 1:29 am - IP Logged

                  I hope she doesn't but all her eggs in one basket!

                   

                  LOL