Valdosta Grandmother Wins $1 Million

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

On Monday, 44-year-old Mary Ellison's life turned around when she won a $1 million from a $20 Maximum Green scratch-off ticket.

Ellison bought it at the B & B Food Mart, 801 N. Patterson Street, where the owner, Narendra Patel, says it's the first time he's sold a ticket worth that much.

Patel says at first Ellison didn't believe she won.

"I act with very good," said Patel. "But she, she's very happy. And she--my hand is-- she's kissing it, kissing it too much. She cry."

Patel says he will not get a commission from the big win.

Only from tickets that pay out $600 or less.

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