Dentist gets award

LAWRENCEVILLE - William B. Williams was awarded the 2007 Ron Lamb award for outstanding work in missions.

The award is given to one dentist every year in the U.S. and Canada who represents the ideals of the Christian Dental Society.

Williams has been taking a group of doctors and volunteers to Kenya since 2001.

Lilburn woman wins lottery drawing

LILBURN - A retired Lilburn woman is celebrating a lottery win.

Nancy Merrill, 60, won $5,000 when she was selected in a Georgia's Millionaire Club weekly drawing.

As a result of her lucky win, Merrill now has a chance to win $10 million.

Merrill said she was outside in her pool during the televised drawing. She discovered her win when well-wishing friends began calling.

Merrill, a retired Wachovia branch manager and vice president, lives in Lilburn with her husband, Denis. She said she has no immediate plans for her $5,000 prize.

Georgia's Millionaire Club weekly drawings are held in conjunction with the instant game Georgia's $500 Million Club. Each weekly Georgia's Millionaire Club winner will receive $5,000 and become a finalist in the Extra Chance $10 Million Grand Prize Drawing.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.