Lilburn business owner wins $1 million

LILBURN - Wanda Cofer, co-owner of Cofer Electric, was randomly selected as the third $1 million winner in the Georgia Lottery's 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza Extra Chance Monthly Millionaire Drawing.

"I didn't believe it," said Cofer, adding that her son won $600 the day she purchased the ticket she entered into the drawing. "I'm very lucky."

In business for 44 years in Lilburn, Cofer and her husband, Lamar, have three adult children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She plays Georgia Lottery games because of the educational programs they fund, she said.

The couple plan to share their prize with their children and grandchildren.

Georgia Lottery's 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza is a $20 instant game that is loaded with over $200 million in total prizes, including 15 prizes from $1 million to $5 million. To enter the Extra Chance Monthly Millionaire Drawings, complete the back of a losing Georgia Lottery's 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza ticket, add a stamp and mail the ticket as a postcard.

Dream House families receive Falcons tickets

SNELLVILLE - Atlanta Falcons player Jonathan Babineaux is giving home-game tickets and custom-made "Babineaux's Unit" T-shirts to charities, foundations and nonprofit organizations that serve the medically fragile or underserved people of Atlanta.

The Snellville-based Dream House for Medically Fragile Children is among the organizations in this year's Babineaux's Unit. The others include the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Ryan Cameron Foundation, the Jackson Youth Association, the Frank Ski Kids Foundation, Porsche Foxx's Community Force and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The tickets and T-shirts were offered or given to the children, family members and parents each organization serves.

Grand opening scheduled for Bradford Gwinnett Apartments

NORCROSS - Progressive Redevelopment Inc. and The Impact Group on Wednesday will host the grand opening of the Bradford Gwinnett Apartments, a refurbished 194-unit complex in Norcross.

Decatur-based Progressive Redevelopment is a nonprofit organization that provides quality, affordable housing in Georgia and South Carolina. The Impact Group, a Gwinnett County nonprofit, focuses on home ownership and rental opportunities for low and moderate income households.

Bradford Gwinnett Apartments, built in 1982, has been renovated as a "family housing" development. The renovation included the replacement of roofs and siding and the installation of new windows, doors, HVAC systems and interiors. Site amenities such as the pool were improved, and a playground and picnic area were added.

With the support of its affiliates PRISM Realty Management and Caring Works, Progressive Redevelopment will provide free supportive services to tenants, including a free after-school center for school-aged children and a computer lab with high-speed Internet access.

Jain joins Virtual Properties Realty

DULUTH - Virtual Properties Realty welcomes Seema Jain, top salesperson for 2007 at her previous company, to its location on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

In 2007, Jain brokered a sales volume of $16 million, which earned her recognition as one of the year's top individual residential producers by the North Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors. Since acquiring her license in 2003, she has earned the Platinum Million Dollar/Elite Realtors Society designation every year.

Jain primarily works in the metro Atlanta luxury home market and is the top listing agent in her own community, Sugarloaf Country Club. As of September, she had closed sales of seven homes and had three others under contract in Sugarloaf.

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