Valdosta mother celebrates newborn, $100,000 in lottery

ATLANTA –A new mother from Valdosta is singing lullabies to the tune of $100,000. Pamela Hill, who celebrated her 42nd birthday April 20, won a $100,000 top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Mighty Mega Bucks.

Hill played the instant game because she had a “lucky feeling.” JK Food Mart, 1801 Northside Drive in Valdosta sold the winning ticket. She scratched the ticket at home.

“I was in shock,” she said. “I jumped up and down and screamed.”

The new mother said she plans to purchase a larger house for her expanding family. Hill also has a daughter who is in junior high school. Her son, Ortavious, is a month old.

“This is a dream come true,” she exclaimed. “I’m lucky.”

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $9.9 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 Prekindergarten Program. More than 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 860,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.