Columbus woman wins $500K on scratch-off ticket

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus woman won a half of a million dollars playing a scratch-off ticket. 

Kenya Passmore, 36, said she just had a feeling that she needed to not only purchase a ticket, but to purchase one from Nick N Dent convenience store at the corner of Henry and Francis Street.

"It didn't register to me," she said. "When I saw how much it was, I was hollering and screaming and shaking. I ran in the house and told my kids."

Passmore said that this was not her first lottery win.

She has also taken home a $10,000 prize not too long ago. She also said that she plans on paying off her home and maybe even purchasing a new home with her winnings. 

"The first thing I want to do is purchase a home of my own," she shared. "I want to try to invest the rest."

Passmore is  a  student studying healthcare administration at the University of Phoenix. She has two daughters ages 13 and 15.

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