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Ga. Lottery: Woman Gets $25M After Store's Mistake

Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011 10:03 PM

 

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ATLANTA — Georgia Lottery officials say a store clerk's mistake led to a woman who has been searching for a job to win $25 million.

Kathy Scruggs, 44, matched all of the winning numbers in the Sept. 14 multistate Powerball drawing, the lottery said. She said she had requested a Mega Millions ticket but wound up with the Powerball ticket and accepted that as well.

Scruggs claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Scruggs said she selected the cash option and will receive $15,124,017 before taxes. Scruggs, who has been looking for a job after a seasonal job ended last spring, now plans to buy a car, travel, and help her family and others.

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