Hair Today, Millionaires Tomorrow; Georgia Friends Share $1,000,000 Prize

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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.

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