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Grandmother of 16 wins $411K in lottery
Grandmother of 16 wins $411K in lottery

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A Carrollton grandmother thought she was dreaming when her husband told her she'd won a Fantasy 5 jackpot prize.

"Somebody pinch me," said Charlotte Rivas, grandmother of 16.

Rivas matched all five winning numbers in the May 19 Georgia Lottery Fantasy 5 drawing, winning a whopping $411,711 prize.

Winning numbers from the drawing were 14-18-28-31-39. Coleman's Grocery on Highway 92 in Fayetteville sold the lucky ticket.

Rivas, 61, said the win came at a wonderful time. She and husband Vince celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary May 2, and the mother of seven's birthday was May 29.

"This was to my surprise," Rivas said.

The couple recently began building their dream house and will use their winnings to complete it.