Coweta mother of three wins $250,000

alt

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.


More Local

UPDATE: 20-year-old no longer missing

UPDATE: Ryan White has made contact with his family and is safe, according to Investigator Donnie Payne with the Coweta County Sheriff's Off ... Read More


Mayor's Luncheon

Ga. State professor shares insights on economy

The days of using unemployment rates as an indicator of good economic health are long gone, according to Rajeev Dhawan, director and profess ... Read More


Bomb Threat

Northgate students evacuated

Northgate High School was evacuated early Wednesday because of a bomb threat against the school. At 10:21 a.m., NGHS administrators received ... Read More


Newnan Council

Ground floor residences OK’d for downtown

Ground level residences are now allowed in certain areas of downtown Newnan. Newnan City Council approved the change, allowing this special ... Read More


Public Safety Complex

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday

The city of Newnan is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new public safety complex on Friday at 11 a.m. The new complex will house th ... Read More

No injuries in apartment shooting

Newnan police are still investigating a shooting that occurred at the Pines by the Creek apartment complex early Sunday morning. About 12:20 ... Read More