Christy Solomon will soon be counting her money after winning the top prize in the Georgia Lottery’s “Count The Money” instant game.
Solomon, a 52-year-old antiques dealer, scratched the ticket she bought at Glade Food Mart on W. Memorial Drive in Dallas, according to a news release Thursday. Now, she’s $40,000 richer.
“I just walked in and bought the ticket,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
With one adult daughter, Solomon described being “shocked” but is ecstatic about winning her prize.
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Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.