No variable specified
UPDATED: Winning lottery ticket sold in Buckhead
by Staff
December 12, 2012 01:00 PM | 4314 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo<br>
Janice Harris, of Atlanta, celebrates her Georgia Lottery victory.
Special Photo
Janice Harris, of Atlanta, celebrates her Georgia Lottery victory.

In a news release Monday, the Georgia Lottery Corp. announced a ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Buckhead.

Pharr Food & Gas, located at 345 Pharr Road, sold a $400,000 top prize from the instant game 20X The Money. The winner, Janice Harris, of Atlanta, claimed her prize recently at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. When asked in an email by the Neighbor what part of Atlanta Harris lived in, Kimberly Starks, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Lottery said it could not divulge that information due to its privacy policy.

Harris, 68, celebrated her birthday earlier this month and is retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

“I’ll pay off some bills,” she said in a statement. “More than likely I’ll work with a charity that helps children.”

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery has returned more than $13.8 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 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

Information: visit and

*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides