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Grandmother wins big prize in lottery
Doesn't plan to quit job
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Forsyth County News


A Cumming grandmother is $400,000 richer after a Georgia Lottery win.

Betty Finnemore, 74, won the top prize in the instant game Kings & Queens earlier this week after buying a ticket at the Quick Stop at 2383 Canton Hwy.

In a statement released by Georgia Lottery, Finnemore said she was shocked by her good fortune.

"I couldn't believe my eyes," said the mother of two grown children and grandmother of three.

"I asked the cashier, 'Am I seeing things?' He shook my hand."

Finnemore has worked for 19 years as a greeter at the Wal-Mart on Market Place Boulevard.

Despite her big win, she said she doesn't have any retirement plans, though she may make a few purchases.

"I plan to get a new dishwasher, a new car, a new living room set and that's about all," she said.

Georgia Lottery profits go to educational programs such as the HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten.