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Albany retiree wins $1 million

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An Albany retiree is celebrating a million-dollar Georgia Lottery win. Frances Cole, 65, won $1 million on the instant game World Class Millions. She claimed her prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery’s Tifton office.

BP Food Mart #0021, located at 1817 N. Slappey Blvd. in Albany, sold the lucky top prize ticket. Cole scratched her ticket in the store.

“There were a lot of people in the store,” she said. “They were taking my picture, and they were all excited for me.”

According to Cole, she plans to buy a new car and invest her winnings.

“I’m going to give my family some too,” she said.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $11.4 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 1.2 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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