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Southwest Atlanta woman wins $577K
Southwest Atlanta woman wins $577K

ATLANTA -- A southwest Atlanta woman was awarded a big Georgia Lottery prize Tuesday.

Sharel Allen won $577,000 playing the instant game Power 7's.

Allen, 40, is a restaurant supervisor who purchased her ticket Saturday at Cascade Food Mart, 3580 Cascade Road SW. She was awarded her prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters.

"I scratched the ticket at a table inside the store," she said. "I couldn't believe it, so I showed the clerk."

After calling several family members to share the good news, Allen said she's still in shock.

"I plan to pay off my mortgage, my car note and my credit card bills," she said.

She also intends to buy new cars for her two children, ages 21 and 18.