Dalton Great-Grandmother Wins $20,000 In Georgia Lottery

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Georgia Lottery winner Patsy Monroe, center, is pictured with Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford and spokesman John Crow, left.
Georgia Lottery winner Patsy Monroe, center, is pictured with Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford and spokesman John Crow, left.

Patsy Monroe of Dalton has pinned a plentiful prize from the Georgia Lottery. Ms. Monroe, 69, was selected as a winner in the Georgia Lottery’s $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion.

She won a $20,000 prize recently in Atlanta.

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

The envelope labeled No. 7 that she chose contained a $20,000 prize.

“I couldn’t believe it. I was looking on the Internet, and my name was first,” she said of being selected for the drawing.

Ms. Monroe is expecting an addition to the family, making her a great-grandmother of two. She also has several grandchildren and three adult children.

"I’ll pay some bills,” she said.


PHOTOS: Christmas Parade In South Pittsburg

Cross Plains Police Officer Arrested On Charges Of Sexual Battery By Authority Figure

An investigation by   special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Robertson County School Resource Officer on charges of sexual battery by an authority figure.                                         At the request of 19 ... (click for more)

Tennessee River Gorge Trust Trail Warriors Make You Want To Take A Hike

Trail warriors of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust make you want to take a hike.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust staff and volunteers make a huge difference in the Chattanooga community and have been making the outdoor areas around the River Gorge clean and protected for more than 30 years.  They deserve to be recognized and praised for all of the hard work they have ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our Schools Stink

Cheryl Roddy has spent her lifetime, for the biggest part, as a teacher for the Hamilton County Department of Education and, more specifically, at East Ridge High School. She has loved teaching there for nearly 40 years and is hardly “average;” she has her master's degree in education, was twice East Ridge’s teacher of the year, was the first teacher at East Ridge to reach the first ... (click for more)

Bradley Totally Dominates Ooltewah Invitational

We’re just now through the second week of the high school wrestling season, but the Bradley Bears appear to already be in mid-season form. The Bears, defending state champs for the duals and the traditional tournament, won the Heritage Duals last weekend and they added the Ooltewah Invitational this week as they claimed 10 champions and won going away with 268.5 points. The ... (click for more)

Irish Stick Around, Rally Late To Beat Hixson 64-61

Notre Dame’s basketball team proved Saturday that it’s better to lead late than early. The Irish trailed Hixson for almost 30 minutes – and by as many as 12 points – before taking a 59-57 lead on Akil Sledge’s two free throws with 2:02 left and went on to knock off the Wildcats 64-61 in the eighth Hoops For Hope charity basketball event at Girls Preparatory School. Notre ... (click for more)