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Georgia oversight committee looks into generous lottery perks
A legislative oversight committee began looking Thursday at the generous employment policies of the Georgia Lottery Corp., whose former director and three top aides collected almost $300,000 for vacation and sick days they were due but never used when they left the state to help start Tennessee's lottery.Rebecca Paul and three of her vice presidents took advantage of a policy which allows corporation employees to get paid for up to three years' worth of unused vacation time - 18 weeks - and for ...
May 7, 2004, 7:17 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery sales continue setting records
Georgia lottery sales continued to set records during the first quarter of this year, easing worries that the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship may run dry.Lottery figures to be released Wednesday show a 6 percent growth rate in sales during the first three months of 2004 and a record pace for this fiscal year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Through three quarters of the 12-month period ending June 30, sales are up more than $100 million compared with the same period last year, accordin ...
Apr 28, 2004, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia to scale back lottery-funded HOPE program
The nation's most sweeping lottery-funded scholarship program was reined in Wednesday by Georgia lawmakers, who trimmed the popular HOPE scholarships out of fear they will soon cost more than lottery revenues can provide.The scholarships which cover books, fees and tuition for B students at state schools will get new qualification rules in response to warnings the program is growing out of control.The scholarships cost $21 million in 1993, the first year. This school year, the state expects to s ...
Apr 8, 2004, 6:02 am - Lottery News forum

Paul, 3 lottery executives paid $300,000 when they quit Georgia jobs
When Rebecca Paul quit her Georgia job last fall as the nation's highest-paid lottery director to become Tennessee's lottery chief, she left with one final perk a check for $125,139.The three lottery vice presidents she lured to Tennessee also cashed out when they left, collecting a total of $174,059.Paul and her lieutenants were beneficiaries of leave policies at the Georgia Lottery Corp. that are far more generous than those for any other state workers. Analysts say the policies are uncommon e ...
Apr 5, 2004, 3:59 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia benefits from huge Mega Millions jackpot
Extra Income Shoring Up HOPE ScholarshipGeorgia lottery players and residents of 10 other states will compete Friday night to win the Mega Millions jackpot, which stands at $222 million - the largest payday in the game's history.The drawing, which is usually broadcast live from the Midtown Atlanta studios of WSB-TV/Channel 2, will be held at Times Square in New York at 11 p.m.Lottery officials said the huge jackpot is good for the game, its players and the state. A record-breaking Mega Millions ...
Feb 20, 2004, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum

Sergeant accused of stealing Georgia lottery tickets
A 24-year veteran of the Richmond County Sheriffs Office was suspended without pay after he was charged with stealing lottery tickets while on duty at a grocery store.Sgt. William Billy Hambrick, 52, was charged with a felony count of theft and was released from the Richmond County jail Wednesday night on $5,050 bond, officials said. His suspension was announced Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength.Investigators found that the sergeant had been filling out Cash 3 Georgia Lottery t ...
Feb 13, 2004, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum

Record lottery sales prompt questions about need to cut HOPE
Record sales figures show the Georgia lottery is hotter than ever, prompting some legislators to question whether they need to cut the HOPE scholarship program this fall.Ticket sales of $1.3 billion from July through December 2003 were $71 million more than the same period the previous year, a 5 percent increase, state lottery officials said Wednesday.And ticket revenue continues to grow. January sales also were up $7 million over last January, despite competition from the new Tennessee lottery, ...
Feb 5, 2004, 6:21 am - Lottery News forum

N.Y. Lottery Director To Head Georgia Games
The director of New York's lottery, Margaret DeFrancisco, was chosen Thursday to head Georgia's lottery games.Gov. Sonny Perdue, who announced the appointment, called her a can-do person and expressed confidence she will take our lottery to a new level. The Georgia Lottery Corporation has been without a permanent president and chief executive officer since Rebecca Paul, the founding director, jumped ship in September to run Tennessee's startup games.DeFrancisco, 54, has headed the New York ga ...
Dec 19, 2003, 3:16 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia man hits the Mega Millions jackpot twice
A Georgia man held two of three winning tickets for a $70 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, good for a cash option prize of $26.6 million before taxes, lottery officials said.Stephen Cooke of Roswell, Georgia, a recently hired bus driver by Fulton County, said Wednesday that he didn't realize until he went to claim the prize that he had double-purchased the winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing.Cooke will share the $70 million jackpot with the owner of another Mega Millions ticket purchased ...
Nov 13, 2003, 5:31 am - Lottery News forum

3 Tickets Split $70 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
Updated: Nov. 12, 2003, 9:19 am ESTThree winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $70 million Mega Millions drawing.Two of those tickets in the multistate lottery were purchased in Roswell, Georgia and the third ticket was sold in Portage, Michigan, near Kalamazoo. Each ticket's annuity value is worth $23,333,333 before taxes.Georgia and Michigan Lottery officials have not yet said which retailers sold the winning tickets.Eight tickets had all five numbers but not the Mega Ball for a $175, ...
Nov 12, 2003, 4:39 am - Lottery News forum