Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cookeville Grandfather Wins Georgia Lottery

A Cookeville grandfather may be in store for a better than expected year financially, after winning a lottery prize in Georgia over the holidays. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that when 75-year-old Bethel Pippin of Cookeville realized he was a big winner, the first words out of his mouth were, "Oh my goodness." Pippin won $2,010 a week for one year, totaling a top prize of $104,520, playing the instant game 2010 Cash Celebration. He was on his way to Florida when he stopped at a Shell Food Mart in Marietta, Georgia. While there, he bought the ticket and gas, and scratched the ticket in his car. "Then," he says, "I went on to Florida and had a very nice weekend." Pippin also told the paper he may just give his seven grandchildren some money.