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College student treated to 'royal' Georgia Lottery prize

Jan 24, 2011, 5:30 pm

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ATLANTA — 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 the ticket in the truck with her mother.

"I didn't believe it. I handed it to my mom," she said. "She really didn't believe it either."

Working full-time in medical billing, Huerta-Galindo attends school in Charleston, S.C., working toward a paralegal diploma.

"I want to go to law school, buy a new car and set money aside," she exclaimed. "It's going to change a lot of stuff, and this will give us a fresh start."


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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Member #5128
June 18, 2004
377 Posts
Posted: January 24, 2011, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

Well, good for her; she looks deserving...and a college student, too. Now, her tuition for law school is paid for, the purchase of a new car, and money aside for a rainy day. Blessings and peace to her in 2011.

See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

    sully16's avatar - sharan
    United States
    Member #81738
    October 28, 2009
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    Posted: January 24, 2011, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to Krystal...enjoy.

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      MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
      Beautiful Florida
      United States
      Member #5709
      July 18, 2004
      23964 Posts
      Posted: January 24, 2011, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats, spend it wisely..!

                  Education, security, good start..


                                                     "Slander becomes the tool of the loser when the debate is lost." - Socrates.

        United States
        Member #93499
        July 1, 2010
        540 Posts
        Posted: January 24, 2011, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the winner gives me hope that maybe one day I'll win as well at a young age. White Bounce

          Colt45ML's avatar - 4eyes
          United States
          Member #87466
          February 25, 2010
          109 Posts
          Posted: January 25, 2011, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

          Can't this young lady employ this money in a more constructive way, both for herself and society at large, than use it to become a dang lawyer.

          Be sassy and be happy.

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            United States
            Member #93160
            June 23, 2010
            3141 Posts
            Posted: January 25, 2011, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations to this college student. I hope she pays off her bills.

              dpoly1's avatar - driver
              United States
              Member #66139
              October 16, 2008
              1985 Posts
              Posted: January 25, 2011, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

              I hope that Krystal will be happy! Thumbs Up


              I am happy ............. I could just use more money! Big Grin    Maybe tonite! Sun Smiley

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                Spokane Valley, WA
                United States
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                March 14, 2008
                16 Posts
                Posted: January 25, 2011, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                Nice win.

                  freeobama's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
                  Sunny part of town
                  United States
                  Member #102873
                  December 27, 2010
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                  Posted: January 25, 2011, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to her! This is the type of winner i like reading about, someone who is trying to do something with her life. It will truly help her after college!Dance

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                    Member #104966
                    January 23, 2011
                    24 Posts
                    Posted: January 26, 2011, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                    is she married? I think I'm in love. Krystal call me honey

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                      United States
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                      December 25, 2010
                      108 Posts
                      Posted: February 8, 2011, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                      Glad to read that she's doing the right thing.

                      All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink