A quick stop at a convenience store in late December changed Penelope Henritze's life in more ways than she could have imagined -- by $1 million, to be exact.
The Lilburn woman was on her way home from work when her "sweetheart" called and asked her to run a quick errand for him.
"He called, and said, 'Stop and get me some snuff,'" Henritze, 68, recalled.
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She obliged, stopping at the Texaco Food Mart on Britt Road in Tucker. She picked up his favorite: Longhorn smokeless tobacco.
Standing at the cashier's station, the Georgia Millions instant game card caught her eye.
"I thought, 'Yeah I need to try the Millions,'" she recalled on Thursday while standing in the gas station where she bought the ticket. "That's the first one that I'd touched."
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