LOTTERY WIN LEADS TO SCREAMS AND SHOUTS
Kathy found out she was the winner the night after the Georigia Powerball lottery draw and proceeded to wake everyone up in the house, shouting and screaming about their good fortune. She said, up until the big win, she had been looking hard for a new job but that nothing had come up. Scruggs opted to take the lump sum option which would give her a little over $15 million before taxes for her Powerball jackpot. Brad Duke won $220.3 million in 2005 and also chose to take a lump sum payout.
Baljit Suddan was more than likely the one who sold Kathy the wrong lottery ticket although she can’t remember the particular sale. She would only say that sometimes mistakes are made and that often it is a blessing in disguise. Unlike many States, Georgia doesn’t pay a bonus to stores for selling the winning ticket, instead they get a commission on each ticket sold.
Since the lottery began in Georgia over $15 billion has been raised for educational grants in the state, helping students get to university and college to better their lives.
Kathy Scrugg’s Powerball lottery story just goes to show that a little bad luck can often lead to a lot of good luck.
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