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      Southwest Georgians get lucky streak in Georgia Lottery games

      Wayne Sheets of Thomasville also won $3 million dollars playing an instant game at the Flash Foods in Thomasville. / Georgia Lottery Pros


      Several Southwest Georgians have hit the jackpot in the past week from playing the Georgia Lottery.

      Americus resident Shaquita Mitchell won $3 million after playing a Georgia Lottery instant win game after stopping into the Danfair Express on Forsyth Street.

      The 33-year-old grocery store cashier claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery District office in Columbus.

      "I went in to get gas, and I purchased the ticket," Mitchell said. "I scratched it when I went back to my car. I couldn't believe it." In disbelief, the lucky winner shared the good news with the store's clerk. "I said, 'This can't be true,' " she recalled. "The clerk said, 'Yes! You have won $3 million.'"

      This isn't the first time that the Danfair Express has sold a million dollar ticket, as they also sold a $1 million top prize ticket last August.

      Wayne Sheets of Thomasville also won $3 million dollars playing an instant game at the Flash Foods in Thomasville.

      Sheets, an avid gardener, plans to purchase a farm with his winnings.

      "I'll grow organic vegetables and raise free range turkeys and chickens for my personal use," he said. "I have easy dreams."

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