ATLANTA - Tanya Stanley, the mother of a Georgia Lottery-funded Zell Miller scholar, has swapped an instant ticket for a new 2014 Kia Soul. Stanley, a resident of Buchanan, was selected as a winner of her new vehicle from the 21 Black Series Second Chance Promotion.
“We’re excited,” exclaimed Stanley, 44. “We were in the market for a new car because we currently share a car.”
Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford and Ashley Lord, retail marketing manager for Kia Motors America Inc., presented car keys to Stanley Wednesday at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
A customer service manager, Stanley and her husband, Tom, have two sons: a 17-year-old high school junior and a 20-year-old college junior who attends the University of West Georgia as a recipient of the Zell Miller Scholarship.
Stanley’s oldest son suggested that she purchase the Georgia Lottery instant game 21 Black Series.
“I looked online at work, and I started crying,” she said. “The debate now is who gets to drive it.”
The Stanleys plan to use their new vehicle as the family car for the next few months.
“My son may take it with him back to college,” Stanley shared.
The new family of Georgia Lottery instant games, 21 Black Series, is loaded with cash prizes and top prizes ranging from $20,000 to $2.5 million.
Players can enter non-winning 21 Black Series tickets online for a chance to win a 2014 Kia Soul. For more information, visit www.galottery.com.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.5 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.