A truck stop in Tallapoosa has sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth more than a half-million dollars. Newborn Truck Stop, located at 840 Ga. Highway 100 S., sold a winning top prize worth $550,000 from the instant game $550,000 Grand Money.
Talladega, Ala., resident Jerrica Perkins won the prize and claimed it Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
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