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NEWS NEARBY: Gwinnett Woman Wins $1 Million in Lottery

News from Patch sites in the area.

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.

-- What would you do with $1 million? Do you play the various lottery games? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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."

For more on this article, visit Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.

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