They say in Georgia, nothing is stronger than family. So when three Cobb County siblings teamed up to win an instant prize from the Georgia Lottery, you knew where the money would go – or rather stay.
All in the family.
Vicki Faulk of Kennesaw and her brothers James and Rodney Hewatt won a $250,000 prize playing the instant game 21 Black Series.
The trio, who claimed April 16 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Dalton, will share the quarter-million-dollar prize.
RaceTrac #2359, 4331 Bells Ferry Road in Kennesaw, sold the winning ticket.
“We saw this guy buy one, so we went and bought one, too,” explained Faulk, 53. “We were at my house when we scratched it. We couldn’t believe it.”
Faulk, an accountant, considers the windfall exciting.
She and her husband, Kip, have two adult children and three grandchildren. She plans to save her portion.
James Hewatt Jr., 55, of Marietta plans to buy his wife a new car; and Rodney Hewatt, 50, of Acworth intends to finance his daughter’s wedding.
“We’re all very close,” Faulk explained.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.2 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
Here’s how you can keep it all in the family and promote domestic tranquility as well. Play FreeLotto. You can win a million dollars, the odds are similar to other lotteries, and it won’t cost you a thing. There’s no better way to play.