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.”