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Vickie Gasque, of Coffee County, won $3 million Saturday playing the instant game “100 Times The Money.”
Gasque purchased her lucky ticket Saturday at Baker Express, located at 1436 Baker Highway W., Douglas. She scratched the ticket at the store and described her and her husband’s reactions as “unbelief.”
Gasque and her husband, Clarence, have six children. The general manager of a manufacturing plant, Gasque doesn’t know how she will use her winnings but said she may retire.
100X The Money is a new instant game with prizes up to $3 million. Gasque is the game’s first top prize winner. She took the money in a lump sum, minus 31%, which the lottery withholds.
Columbus dietician, 29, Tanisha Smith won $1 million playing the instant game “Maximum Green.” Smith bought her ticket at Coastal Food Mart.
Smith claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. Coastal Food Mart, 3600 Second Ave. in Columbus, sold the winning ticket. Smith scratched it in the store.
“I was too excited,” she said. “Other people who were in the store were happy for me.”
Smith anticipates sharing a portion of her winnings with family, saving and investing the remainder.
Maximum Green is an instant ticket with prizes of up to $5 million. Georgia Lottery players can enter non-winning tickets in the monthly Maximum Green Extra Chance Drawings to win one of 10 monthly prizes of $10,000. Visit www.galottery.com for more information.
Both women have already claimed their prizes, and declined photographs.