November 15, 2013
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Martinez, Ga. BI-LO-store No. 5103 customer and Florida-Georgia game ticket winner Jackie Omar.​

In football, and in retailing, timing is everything.

And the timing couldn’t have been better for either Jackie Omar or the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team, who won the annual Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, Fla. Nov. 1.

Omar, a longtime customer of the newly renovated BI-LO No. 5103, is also a longtime fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. Her patronage at BI-LO was rewarded on Saturday, Oct. 26 during the store’s grand opening celebration with tickets to the Florida-Georgia game a week later.

“As part of our customer appreciation day, we held a raffle with WBBQ-FM,” said Tammy Mertins, store director. “The radio station was broadcasting from the store parking lot and collected entries during a two-hour period and drew Jackie’s name. She was beyond excited.”

Omar and her husband attended the Nov. 2 game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. They enjoyed watching the Bulldogs win their third consecutive game over the Gators, 23-20, in front of a sold-out crowd and a national TV audience.

“We’re very happy for Jackie,” added Mertins. “She was smiling when she came in the store the other day.”

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