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Grandmother of 6 wins $1 million
Grandmother of 6 wins $1 million

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A Villa Rica grandmother is the latest lucky Georgia Lottery winner.

Karen Richards won the top prize playing the instant game 50X The Money.

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"This is quite exciting," said the 53-year-old mother of three and grandmother of six. "It's an adrenaline rush."

Richards had taken her mother to a local hospital for physical therapy when she stopped by the Four Lane BP on South Park Street in Carrollton to "kill time." She purchased her lucky ticket, scratched it and said she "couldn't breathe" when she discovered she'd won.

"I called all of my family, and they didn't believe me at first," she said.

Richards said she hasn't decided how to spend her windfall.

"It's a lot of money, so I don't have plans now," she said. "I'll probably invest."

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