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$300K win brings Atlanta foster mom sunshine

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: $300K win brings Atlanta foster mom sunshine
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ATLANTA, Ga. — For 21 years an Atlanta foster mother has cared for children she's considered her own. On the eve of her 72nd birthday, the Georgia Lottery will be taking care of her.

Bonnie Gunter, who celebrates her birthday June 25, has won a $300,000 top prize playing the instant game Lotta Bucks.

Gunter's husband, Rene Jimenez, purchased the ticket and gave it to her.

"I started crying," she said. "I just feel overwhelmed, and I'm very grateful."

Gunter has three foster children, four adopted children, four biological children and four grandchildren. She also has operated an in-home daycare for the past 34 years.

"We're going to catch up on bills," she said. "We don't have any big plans. We haven't even talked about spending because it's such a gift."

Dunwoody Chevron, 3500 Ashford Dunwoody Road N.E. in Atlanta, sold the winning ticket.

Thanks to truesee for the tip.

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Posted: June 27, 2011, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Well deserved riches..Party

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Posted: June 27, 2011, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

    NICE !!!!!

     

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      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: June 27, 2011, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

      CONGRATULATIONS!!

      Well deserved riches..Party

      She deserves it, God bless her.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: June 27, 2011, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

        She deserves it, God bless her.

        Hi'a Ridge...I agree, it's so awesome when people who are so caring and giving win!

        Always makes me tear up -

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          Posted: June 27, 2011, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

          I love stories like this.....Congratulations to the winner!!!!

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            Posted: June 27, 2011, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

            She deserves it, God bless her.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: June 27, 2011, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

              Way to go Bonnie!!!  And to her husband as well for selecting the winning ticket for his wife!  I love it when well deserving, hard working people win big!  Thumbs Up

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                Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                Love love love this story!!

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                  Posted: June 27, 2011, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                  The lottery God blessed her well.

                    sully16's avatar - sharan
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                    Posted: June 28, 2011, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                    Great story, Congrats.

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

                                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                      konane's avatar - wallace
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                      Posted: June 28, 2011, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations & Happy Birthday to Mrs Gunter!   Party

                      Good luck to everyone!


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                        Posted: June 28, 2011, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulations. Thank Thor!

                        Party

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                          Posted: June 29, 2011, 1:34 am - IP Logged

                          If winners were based on "deserving the winnings" then many more folks should be winning.

                          She will receive the well wishes yet I often think when vague stories like this come out...Whos to say they were good foster parents? Whos' to say their daycare is safe....So many things I question as sometimes the bookcover doesnt reveal the details...which can make all the difference in the accolades being distributed. I have all the faith that goodness exist in this world yet I also am realistic that some folks are quick to cheer or charge without making an informed opinion. The article was rather gleening over some things....

                          Bottom line is...she got the winnings.

                          ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                           Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

                            sully16's avatar - sharan
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                            Posted: June 29, 2011, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                            I love stories like this.....Congratulations to the winner!!!!

                            I Agree!  YEP, Enjoy tour good fortune Bonnie.

                            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

                                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"