Fitzgerald grandmother grabs $20K second chance win


Jan Hidi, third from the left, of Fitzgerald, won $20,000 in the Georgia Lottery's $1 and $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion.
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A Fitzgerald woman has won a $20,000 prize from the Georgia Lottery. Jan Hidi, 60, was selected as a big winner in the Georgia Lottery’s $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion.


She won her prize recently in Atlanta.


As a monthly cash prize winner in the Georgia Lottery’s $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion, Hidi won a chance to select one envelope from 20, with prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.


She chose envelope No. 11 and won a $20,000 prize.


She described her win as unbelievable. “I kept getting up during the night and checking my computer to make sure my name was still there,” she said.


Hidi has two daughters, two stepdaughters and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Frank, also have adopted five dogs.


She anticipates using part of her winnings to take a cruise.


With Georgia Lottery’s $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion, players can enter non-winning $1 and $2 instant game tickets to win exciting prizes during the lottery’s 20th anniversary year.


To enter for a chance to win, visit


Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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