The celebration is in full swing for one Cobb County, Georgia, hairstylist and her client who won a million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery.
Ava Jenkins and her longtime friend Joan Lawrence, both of Smyrna, will halve a $1 million top prize playing $100 Million Cash Blast.
Both contributed to the purchasing of the ticket.
I almost couldn’t speak, Jenkins recalled upon discovering the prize.
Lawrence, too, was surprised.
When she showed me, she was too calm and stiff. There was no expression on her face, she said. She told me, “We need to go.’
Jenkins, 57, has styled hair in Smyrna for 38 years, and Lawrence, 64, is one of her clients.
The two dine regularly together at Howard’s Delicatessen, where they purchased the ticket.
A grandmother of two young boys, Jenkins plans to shop for them and save for retirement with her half.
Lawrence, retired six years from a phone company, also plans to save her half of the winnings.