Rome woman wins Georgia Lottery’ Prize

Published: 12th April 2007
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Tina Roberts, owner of pet Paradise, a pet grooming salon on Martha Berry Boulevard in Rome, hit the jackpot at the Georgia Lottery, Atlanta. She won $30,000, playing instant game Lucky Dog.
Tina purchased the $2 ticket at the Favorite Market 7130 New Calhoun Road.
"I was stunned. There are so many tickets out there. What are the odds that I'd win?" she decleared when she found out she was a winner.
Roberts says she could not believe what she saw when scratched the ticket. She said: "I had to stare at it for a while to make sure I was not seeing things, it was like a dream".
"This is the most I have ever won in my life. I never thought something like this would happen to me".
This story is so interesting as Roberts, who is a pet groomer,
won a new "Lucky Dog Ticket".
Tins's love for animals was one of the reasons why she decided to play the $2 instant game. Haircuts, baths and toenail trimmings for cats and dogs are just a few services offered at Paradise Grooming.
Roberts will pay off bills, buy a new car and also will do something special for her three children ages 9, 10 and 12.
Tina Roberts' daughter was very excited about the
winnings. She wanted a new pair of shoes to wear to church.
According to Margaret R. DeFrancisco, Georgia Lottery Corporation's President and CEO, the total raised for educational programs in the state of Georgia were more than $8.8 billion, the most successful start in GLC history since the lottery's inception in 1993.

"The really big winners are the students of Georgia who receive a portion of every Georgia Lottery ticket sold! Since the inception of the Lottery, more than 1 million students have had the opportunity to attend colleges and technical colleges through Georgia's HOPE scholarship program and more than 790,000 four-year-olds have a chance to get a jump start on their education by attending a high quality Pre-kindergarten program," she added.

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