Atlanta foster mom wins 300K in Georgia lottery

Atlanta foster mother Bonnie Gunter, 72, has won a $300,000 prize playing the instant game Lotta Bucks.

Gunter’s husband, Rene Jimenez, purchased the ticket and gave it to Gunter, a foster mom for 21 years.

“I started crying,” she said. “I just feel overwhelmed, and I’m very grateful.”

Gunter has three foster children, four adopted children, four biological children and four grandchildren. She also has operated an in-home daycare for the past 34 years.

“We’re going to catch up on bills,” she said. “We don’t have any big plans. We haven’t even talked about spending because it’s such a gift.”

Dunwoody Chevron, 3500 Ashford Dunwoody Road N.E. in Atlanta, sold the winning ticket.