Happy Birthday: And, Oh, By the Way, You Just Won $100,000


What a cool "Happy Birthday" present
What a cool "Happy Birthday" present

­ Instead of cake, a Gainesville woman was surprised with cash on her 48th birthday. Renae Smith, who celebrated her special day Sept. 1, won a $100,000 top prize on the Georgia Lottery instant game Cash Harvest.

A Harvest of riches indeed.

Smith¹s husband, Byron, went to Chevron Food Mart, in Cummings, Ga., purchased the ticket and handed it to her at home as a birthday gift.

“My mouth hung open,” she said, after scratching.

The grandmother of five described her special day as “incredible” and plans to pay off bills with a portion of her prize.

“It was already a wonderful day,” she shared.

“This put it over the top.”

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