Mother of two wants to open her own restaurant
An Austell, Georgia, Waffle House waitress, who won the half-million dollar top prize in the $500,000 Monopoly instant game, is considering opening a restaurant with her winnings.
Autumn Laney, 26 and a mother of two, purchased her winning ticket while making a stop at Quick Pick Food Store on Six Flags Drive.
Before leaving, she scratched the ticket in her car.
"I had to put on my glasses, and I cried when I saw all of those zeros," she said.
The mother of two ran back into the store.
"I was overwhelmed," she recalled. "I feel like it's still not true."
Opening a restaurant with her prize is one option Laney is considering, she said. She also intends to buy a new home.
Autumn Laney, 26, had a big payday after winning the top prize in the $500,000 Monopoly instant game from the Georgia Lottery.
A sample ticket of the Georgia Lottery's $500,000 Monopoly instant game.