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'I Thought I'd Won $2,500': Check That. Gwinnett Woman Wins $2.5M in Lottery

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Kimberly Cofer.

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Georgia Lottery

A Gwinnett County medical office specialist became a multi-millionaire by winning a Georgia Lottery instant game last week, but at first she thought the prize was considerably less.

Kimberly Cofer bought the winning ticket in Snellville.

“I sent a picture to my mother and sister. I thought I’d won $2,500,” Cofer said in a Georgia Lottery press release. “My mom called me. She was out of her mind screaming that I’d won $2.5 million.

“I was screaming, yelling and crying.”

She purchased the $20 Lucky Loot ticket Friday, June 13 at The Market on Scenic Highway, making Friday the 13th a lucky day.

She claimed the prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.

Cofer said she wants to buy a house and save the rest.

“I want to think about what I want to do. It’s going to be simply amazing,” she said. “It’s really exciting. I love it.”

Pam J June 19, 2014 at 09:00 PM
There are some people who shouldn't buy lottery tickets. She couldn't tell the difference between $2,500 and $2,500,000? Geez.
K Cofer June 20, 2014 at 04:27 PM
I'd have to disagree. She was definitely meant to play and win because it could not have happened to a more deserving girl.The fact she didn't realize the amount she had won only proves her desperate need for glasses; which she can now afford to buy.
Fatkat June 22, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Pam, it's definitely unbecoming to be a hater.

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