Georgia woman wins big on scratch card for fourth time

ATLANTA, GA – Call her Lady Luck. Judy Slone of Duluth is a four-time Georgia Lottery winner. Slone, 62, has won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game 20X The Money, her most recent win. The grandmother of three has three previous big wins.

In 2004 shewon $27,777 playing an instant game and bought new furniture with her windfall. The second big win came the following year when she won $1 million playing an instant game. As a result, Slone had Lasik surgery and purchased a new car. She played an instant game in 2009, winning $100,000. With that prize, she vacationed in Puerto Rico.

“I just get a premonition,” Slone said of her slew of lottery wins. “When I saw that I’d won $400,000, I said to myself, ‘I’ve got to read it again.’ ”

Slone is an electrical worker and said she doesn’t plan to retire as a result of her multiple windfalls. Instead, she will save her latest win for her retirement, which is years away.

The Georgia lottery still makes a profit despite Mrs Slone’s multiple wins and is able to put billions of dollars into state education. Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education.

More than 1.3 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

source: CBS Atlanta

Published: February 28, 2011

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