Associated Press Release
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Lottery officials say a Douglasville woman has won more than $371,000 thanks to numbers her husband called in from Afghanistan.
Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Tandi Reddick says 37-year-old Carol Hicks won the money in an April 2 Fantasy Five drawing after her husband -- a contractor working in Afghanistan -- called and asked her to play the five winning numbers.
Hicks says she initially thought her win was an April fools' joke and her family plans to use the money to pay off bills.
Since its inception in 1992, Georgia Lottery has given more than $14 billion to the state to fund educational programs -- including the HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.