Coweta mother of three wins $250,000

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Courtesy Georgia Lottery Corp. Georgia Lottery winner Samiqua Martin of Newnan celebrates with her husband, Marty.

By Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
A Coweta County mother of three teenagers won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery.
Samiqua Martin of Newnan won a $250,000 top prize playing the new instant game Atlanta Falcons Cash Blowout.
“We’re saving for college,” said Martin, who has three sons, ages 12, 14 and 16.
The lucky winner and her husband, Marty, claimed the prize recently at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
“My oldest son and I were out buying contact lenses,” she said.
Marathon Food Mart, located at 1010 Highway 34 E. in Newnan, sold the winning ticket.
“I got in the car and scratched it off,” said Martin, 35. “I had to catch my breath.”
Excited over winning her prize, Martin also anticipates purchasing a new house and car.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
Check www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com for more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp.


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