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Husband, then wife, wins lottery

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The Hills were excited when they won $5,000 from the Georgia Lottery.  But excited doesn't begin to cover how they felt one week later, when they won again — this time a $1 million prize.

"I was really ecstatic about the $5,000," Hill said, "but then, boom!  When I got this one I was just like, 'Wow, I can't believe this.  My life is going to change for the better.'"

Karen Hill, a 34-year-old mother of two, bought the winning ticket for the World Class Millions instant game at City Chevron, 701 Edge Road in Villa Rica, when she stopped on her way to work.

"I looked at it over and over to make sure I wasn't reading it wrong and then I called my husband," Hill said.

Her husband Chuck won $5,000 from the Weekly WinFall drawing one week earlier.

"I never thought in a million years that I'd win anything, even the $5,000," Hill said.  "So I'm still in a state of shock."

The couple plans to use the money to pay off bills.

Hill said her two children, 6 and 9, don't have a complete concept of what the money means, but said "they know we're not going to struggle anymore."

Hill works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and her husband works in electrical engineering.

"I'm just very thankful," Hill said.

Thanks to Truesee for the tip.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Posted: June 11, 2009, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

Wow!!

That is exciting. 1st $5000.00 Than a Million. I won $70.00 once.Smile

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    Posted: June 11, 2009, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

    Lovies

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      Posted: June 12, 2009, 12:27 am - IP Logged

      Very lucky indeed! Congrats to them.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: June 12, 2009, 12:58 am - IP Logged

        That's what I call teamwork!!!!!


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          Posted: June 12, 2009, 9:51 am - IP Logged

          Some folks have all the luck!Congrats to the lucky couple!!

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            Posted: June 12, 2009, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to them, their kids will have their college paid for and of course the erasing the debt is always a nice big plus, maybe paying off their mortgage as well though I guess there are benefits to not doing so or so I've ready and been told. They'll have a nice nest egg boost for retirement in 30 or so years as well as a nice bit of residual income. They should certainly be keeping their jobs which I'm guessing are at the very least, nice paying middle-class (potentially upper-middle) jobs, especially the husband's..

            You can't predict random.

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              Congrats to them Party

              "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
              - Vince Lombardi

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                Posted: June 15, 2009, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

                wow>>>>>>>>>22222222DDDDDD>>>>>>>>>>>>WINNER'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!

                LOL >>>>>>>>>AGAIN^^^^^^^^^^>>>>>>>>>>>> UUUUUU>>>>>>LUV>>>>>BIRD'$$$$$

                PSYKOMO

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                  Posted: June 15, 2009, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                  wow>>>>>>>>>22222222DDDDDD>>>>>>>>>>>>WINNER'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!

                  LOL >>>>>>>>>AGAIN^^^^^^^^^^>>>>>>>>>>>> UUUUUU>>>>>>LUV>>>>>BIRD'$$$$$

                  PSYKOMO

                  PSYKO!!!!!!!

                  WHERE YOU BEEN????

                  I missed your posts that I can't make sense of. LOL.

                  Welcome back.

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                    Posted: June 15, 2009, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                    WOW>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LISTEN 2 susie orman and YOU will SLEEP @ night????????????DON't <<<<<<<TAKE UR mony outta outta UR 401>>>>>>>>>>>>>KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    DON't<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<LISTEN @@@@@@@@@@@@ODK.com  while UR PICK'nnnnnnnnn>>>>>>>>################################### YOU R ALL 2 SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    WHO>>>>>>>>WILL???????????SET???????????????UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUFREEEEEEEEE????

                    ODK.com>>WILL>>set ur mind>>>>FREE^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!

                    LOL

                    PSYKOMO

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                      Posted: June 16, 2009, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                      WOW>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LISTEN 2 susie orman and YOU will SLEEP @ night????????????DON't <<<<<<<TAKE UR mony outta outta UR 401>>>>>>>>>>>>>KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      DON't<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<LISTEN @@@@@@@@@@@@ODK.com  while UR PICK'nnnnnnnnn>>>>>>>>################################### YOU R ALL 2 SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      WHO>>>>>>>>WILL???????????SET???????????????UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUFREEEEEEEEE????

                      ODK.com>>WILL>>set ur mind>>>>FREE^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!

                      LOL

                      PSYKOMO

                      Yeah I saw her last night on Nightline. None of what she said mattered to me cause I don't have enough to invest, only barely survive.

                      Come on Mega Millions!!!! LOL.