A Macon woman won $500,000 in a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Ella Purnell, 73, hit the top prize playing the instant game Hidden Treasure.
She claimed her prize Jan. 3 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Macon.
I scratched it in the car. Then I showed it to my son, Purnell said in a statement from the Georgia Lottery Corp. I was stunned but grateful.
Dixie Food Mart, at 2904 Shurling Drive in Macon, sold the winning ticket.
Purnell has two adult children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
I want to pay off my house, car and other bills, she said of her winnings.