Another Lottery Winner in Toccoa

Toccoa sees its second large lottery winner in a matter of weeks.

The Georgia Lottery said that 66-year-old Patricia Jackson has won a $400,000 top prize on the “$400,000 Bonanza” instant game.

She claimed her prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.

Jackson purchased the winning ticket at a South Big A Road convenience store.

An employee at an agency for the elderly, Jackson says in a press release from the Georgia Lottery that she anticipates paying off her home mortgage and remodeling her home with the winnings.

It was just earlier this month when the Georgia Lottery announced that 24-year-old Brandon Leverette of Toccoa had won a $1 million top prize after purchasing an instant game ticket at a convenience store in Lula.

All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including the state’s HOPE Scholarship program and Pre-K program.

The Lottery said that since its first year, it has returned more than $14.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education, adding that more than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program.