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Woman wins $52,000 in lottery
Sharon Keaton holds up a representation of her winnings. - photo by Photo provided.
ATLANTA —— A Fort Stewart woman is celebrating a $52,000 Georgia Lottery win. Sharon Keaton matched five out of six winning numbers, plus the free ball in the Saturday Win for Life drawing and won the game’s second prize of $1,000 a week for a year.
Texaco Foodmart, 250 General Screven Way in Hinesville, sold the Quik Pik ticket. Winning numbers from the drawing were: 13-22-23-30-34-38 and the Free Ball was 20.
Keaton called the Georgia Lottery’s player information hot line and discovered her win.
“I went running through the house and screaming,” she said.
Keaton, who operates a home day care, is married with three teenage children. Her husband is stationed at Fort Stewart.
According to Keaton, she is still deciding how to use her winnings.
“I don’t know yet,” she said. “I’ll probably just save it. Maybe get a second car.”
Win for Life is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky. As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Win for Life will benefit education in the state.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $10 billion to the state for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to specific educational programs such as Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgiaís Pre-K Program.
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