Winning the lottery is just the beginning

Family Matters: Georgia Woman Wins $250,000 a Year for Life; Last May, Her Husband Won $10,000

An Evans, Georgia, woman has gained decades of winnings from the Georgia Lottery just weeks from her birthday.

Dianne Reid, who will celebrate her birthday March 29, matched the winning numbers in the March 5 Decades of Dollars drawing, netting $250,000 a year for 30 years.

The win is the second Decades of Dollars win for Reid since her husband, William Perkins, won a $10,000 prize from playing the game last May.

Winning numbers from the March 5 drawing were: 21-28-32-39-41-42. From the couple’s $10,000 win, the majority of it went into savings, Reid said.

“We plan to buy our granddaughter a new car for her 18th birthday,” the grandmother said of their latest plans.

The possibility of winning the top prize is what attracted the couple to play the multi-state game.

“We’ve been buying them since the game started,” said Reid, whose $10,000 winning ticket also was purchased at a Circle K store in Evans.

Her husband checked the results of the drawing, calling the Georgia Lottery’s Player Information hot line.

“When my husband woke me up at 8 a.m., I was stunned,” Reid said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Well, believe it.

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