• Cobb County woman who won $533K: 'I'm going to spoil my grandchildren'


    A Cobb County woman has won more than $500,000 and says she plans on spending her winnings on her grandchildren.

    Melissa Golden, of Acworth, won the jackpot prize of $533,669 by matching all five numbers in the Dec. 4 Fantasy 5 drawing. Winning numbers were 12-18-26-31-35.

    The ticket was sold at Lakeside Crossing on Glade Road SE.


    According to Golden, she was on her way home from visiting her grandchildren when she stopped to buy tickets.

    “I saw how big the jackpot was and decided to play,” she said. “I bought two tickets.”
    Golden used the Quik Pik option.

    She said she checked her numbers online and was in shock when she won.

    “I kept screaming, ‘Oh, my gosh!’” she said.

    Golden, who works for Monitor Manufacturing in Cartersville, said she plans to use the winnings to buy a couple things for herself and share the rest with her family.

    “I’m going to spoil my grandchildren,” she said. “I’m very grateful.”

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