Mary Woody, shown here with partner Ray,had never ridden a Harley. She won this one with her scratch-off tickets. PHOTO: Gainesville Times
A Georgia great-grandmother has never ridden a motorcycle, but she was still delighted with her prize.
Mary Woody won a series of instant tickets playing a coin-operated amusement machine at B&B Grocery in Murrayville.
And it was a Harley-Davidson-themed ticket won her the motorcycle.
Mary Woody tries out the Harley at her home in Murrayville. PHOTO:Gainesville Times
“I was sitting here at the house when I scratched it off, and I said, Raymond (Simmons, her significant other), I think we’ve won a motorcycle."
"I didn’t believe it to start with,” Woody said.
She’s never driven a motorcycle and, she said she doesn’t know what to do with it other than sell it.
“When you’re this age, you don’t need a motorcycle, but we’ve had a lot of fun with this whole thing,” she said, laughing.
The scratch-off was bought at B&B Grocery, 5521 Thompson Bridge Road in Murrayville.
The 74-year-old great-grandmother of four was awarded the keys to her new ride on Wednesday at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson in Roswell.
The motorcycle was delivered to her home in Murrayville on Saturday afternoon.
The Killer Creek Harley-Davidson dealership in Roswell, GA.
Having worked 30 years at a local poultry plant, Woody said she’s looking forward to spending the future with family and friends.
She has three adult children; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
ABOUT: Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.7 billion to the state of Georgia for education.
All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program.